Oct 17 (Reuters) - More than 146,000 homes and businesses in Florida and Georgia were still without power on Wednesday, in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, local power companies said. In total, more than 3.3 million customers lost power from Florida to New York after Michael struck the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 10 as a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour (250 kph). Some customers in the hardest-hit parts of Florida may have to wait another week or two until their service is restored, utilities said. The Florida Division of Emergency Management said more than 122,000 homes and businesses in the state still had no power, including 98 percent in Calhoun County, 83 percent in Jackson County, 70 percent in Liberty County and 68 percent in Gulf County. Those mostly rural counties are in the Florida Panhandle where Michael crashed ashore. Southern Co's Gulf Power unit estimated it would restore power in the hardest-hit areas, including Panama City, by Oct. 24.
The following table lists major outages by utility:
Power Company State/Pro Out Now Served
*Florida other FL 56,300 10,686,000
Southern - Gulf Power FL 51,000 457,100 Georgia co-ops GA 26,000 2,000,000 Talquin Electric Co-op FL 11,900 52,000 Duke - Florida FL 1,600 1,800,000 Total 146,800
* The Florida other category totals smaller outages scattered across the state. The number of customers served in the Florida other category is the total homes and businesses in the state, according to the Florida Division of Emergency Management.
(Reporting by Swati Verma in Bengaluru and Scott DiSavino in New York)