FACTBOX-Over 137,000 homes without power in Florida, Georgia after Hurricane Michael


Oct 18 (Reuters) - More than 137,000 homes and businesses in Florida and Georgia were still without power on Thursday, 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 on Twitter that about 115,159 homes and businesses in the state still had no power. Southern Co's Gulf Power unit estimated it would restore power in the hardest-hit areas, including Panama City, by next Wednesday.

The following table lists major outages by utility:

Power Company State/Pro Out Now Served


*Florida other FL 57,700 10,686,000

Southern - Gulf Power FL 47,200 457,100 Georgia co-ops GA 21,600 2,000,000 Talquin Electric Co-op FL 10,300 52,000 Duke - Carolinas NC, SC 900 4,040,000 Total 137,700

* 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 K. Sathya Narayanan in Bengaluru; ; Editing by Peter Cooney)