FACTBOX-Around 1.16 mln customers lack power in U.S. Southeast after Michael

Oct 11 (Reuters) - Around 1,163,100 homes and businesses in the U.S. Southeast were without power on Thursday, according to local power companies, as the remnants of Hurricane Michael headed northeast over North Carolina after battering the Florida Panhandle. That is down from a total of more than 1.2 million customers affected by Michael, as utilities in Florida, Alabama and Georgia restored service while the number of outages grew in the Carolinas and Virginia as the storm moved northeast. Michael, the third most powerful storm ever to strike the U.S. mainland, weakened into a tropical storm over South Carolina. It made landfall on Wednesday afternoon as a Category 4 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour (250 kph). The following table lists major outages according to utility companies:

Power Company State/Provi Out Now Served


Georgia co-ops GA 156,500 2,000,000 Duke - Carolinas NC, SC 449,700 4,040,000 Southern - Georgia Power GA 104,900 2,441,300 Southern - Gulf Power FL 109,900 457,100 City of Tallahassee FL 104,900 113,000 North Carolina Electric Co-ops NC 95,800 950,000 Talquin Electric Co-op FL 47,100 52,000 Southern - Alabama Power AL 24,000 1,400,000 Duke - Florida FL 29,000 1,800,000 AEP - Appalachian Power WV, VA, TN 26,500 1,033,600 Scana - SCE SC 8,200 724,300 South Carolina EMCs SC 4,900 NextEra - Florida FL 1,700 4,995,700 Total 1,163,100

(Reporting by Swati Verma in Bengaluru and Scott DiSavino in New York Editing by Phil Berlowitz)