Nov 6 (Reuters) - More than 895,000 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 in 21 states, 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 of Total Company Current Customers Outages Affected
Versus Total Affected
PSE&G PSEG NJ 272,700 16% 1,700,000 JCP&L FirstEnergy NJ 259,200 26% 1,000,000 LIPA LIPA NY 200,300 19% 1,045,000 Con Edison Con Edison NY 115,800 12% 960,000 Orange and Con Edison NY/NJ/ 37,300 15% 242,000 Rockland A NYSEG/RGE Iberdrola NY 10,600 4% 267,000
Total out now - 895,900 Note: Utilities generally do not include outages for customers that cannot receive power because their homes or businesses were flooded or destroyed.
(Reporting by Scott DiSavino in New York; Editing by Dale Hudson and Jeffrey Benkoe)