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FACTBOX-3.7 mln still without power in US East due to Sandy

Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 2:27 PM ET

Nov 2 (Reuters) - More than 3.7 million homes and businesses along the U.S. East Coast remained without power on Friday after Hurricane Sandy battered the region. Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on Monday night. Power companies have reported a peak of nearly 8.48 million customers without power, according to a U.S. Department of Energy report.

The following power holding companies have utility units that reported outages.

Company States Current Customer Percent Customers Outages Without Out In Last Power Report FirstEnergy MD, NJ, PA, WV, 919,300 24% 1,104,000

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PSEG NJ 716,000 33% 781,000 Con Ed NY, NJ, PA 707,800 21% 812,200 LIPA NY 533,800 49% 654,800 Exelon PA, MD 352,800 12% 208,400 Northeast Utilities CT, MA 167,600 6% 247,600 PPL PA 118,400 8% 174,300 UIL Holdings CT 73,000 22% 99,000 Iberdrola NY 70,100 5% 79,800 Pepco DC, MD, DE, NJ 48,100 3% 64,900 AEP WV, VA 37,200 1% 61,800 National Grid NY, RI, MA 8,500 0% 23,200 CH Energy NY 7,900 3% 14,300

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(Reporting by Scott DiSavino; Editing by Dale Hudson)