Factbox: Over 200,000 US Customers without Power after Hurricane Michael
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - More than 200,000 homes and businesses in the US Southeast were still without power on Tuesday after Hurricane Michael swept up the East Coast from Florida to Virginia last week, according to local power companies.
In total, Michael caused over 3.2 million outages from Florida to New York after hitting the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour (250kph).
Some customers in the hardest-hit parts of Florida may have to wait another week or two until their power is restored, local utilities said, Reuters reported.
The Florida Division of Emergency Management said on its Twitter site that more than 140,000 homes and businesses in the state were still without power, including more than 80 percent of customers in Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson and Gadsden counties on the Panhandle.
Southern Co's Gulf Power unit estimated it would restore power in the hardest-hit areas, like Panama City, by Oct. 24, according to the company website.