FACTBOX-Nearly 950,000 customers without power in U.S. Southeast after Michael

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Oct 11 (Reuters) - Almost 950,000 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(249 kph). The following table lists major outages according to utility companies:

Power Company State/Provi Out Now Served

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Georgia co-ops GA 177,200 2,000,000 Duke - Carolinas NC, SC 176,400 4,040,000 Southern - Georgia Power GA 122,700 2,441,300 Southern - Gulf Power FL 112,100 457,100 City of Tallahassee FL 106,200 113,000 North Carolina Electric Co-ops NC 74,300 950,000 Talquin Electric Co-op FL 45,900 52,000 Southern - Alabama Power AL 36,000 1,400,000 Duke - Florida FL 30,100 1,800,000 AEP - Appalachian Power WV, VA, TN 23,200 1,033,600 Scana - SCE SC 16,000 724,300 South Carolina EMCs SC 10,700 Wiregrass Electric Co-op AL 10,300 24,200 NextEra - Florida FL 5,800 4,995,700 Tri-County Electric Co-op FL 1,300 12,900 Total 948,200

(Reporting by Harshith Aranya and Sumita Layek in Bengaluru and Scott DiSavino in New York; Editing by Bill Berkrot and Peter Cooney)