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FACTBOX-953,000 still without power in US East due to Sandy

Nov 6 (Reuters) - More than 953,000 homes and businesses along the U.S. East Coast remained without power on Tuesday, eight days after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the region. Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on the night of Oct. 29. Power companies said the storm affected about 8.48 million customers, according to a U.S. Department of Energy report.

The following power companies have utility units that reported outages.

Utility Holding State Current outages Percent Total Company Out Customers

Affected

PSE&G PSEG NJ 310,000 14% 1,700,000 JCP&L FirstEnergy NJ 256,300 21% 1,000,000 LIPA LIPA NY 202,800 18% 1,045,000 Con Edison Con Edison NY 116,000 4% 950,000 Orange and Con Edison NY/NJ/ 39,900 13% 242,000 Rockland A NYSEG/RGE Iberdrola NY 11,000 1% 267,000 CL&P Northeast CT 7,600 1% 500,000

Utilities

FirstEnergy - FirstEnergy PA 6,800 0% 415,000

Pa.

United UIL Holdings CT 2,100 1% 200,300

Illuminating

PPL PPL PA 1,200 0% 417,000

Total out now - 953,700

(Reporting by Scott DiSavino in New York; Editing by Dale Hudson)