Hurricane Sandy: number of customers affected by power outages

This statistic represents the peak number of customer outages from a severe Hurricane that is affecting the Eastern United States. As of October 30, 2012, more than one million customers were affected by power outages in Pennsylvania.

Peak number of power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy as of October 30, 2012, by state (in 1,000s)*

Customer outages in thousands
New Jersey2,615.29
New York2,097.93
Pennsylvania1,267.51
Connecticut626.56
Maryland311.02
Massachusetts298.07
West Virginia271.77
Ohio267.32
Virginia182.81
New Hampshire141.99
Rhode Island116.59
Maine90.73
Michigan69.01
Delaware45.14
Vermont17.96
North Carolina15.47
Indiana9.22
Kentucky8.38
District of Columbia3.58
Tennessee2.12
Illinois1.15
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Source

Release date

October 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

As of October 30, 2012 (3.00 p.m. EDT)

Supplementary notes

* According to the source, states with fewer than 1,000 outages are not included in the statistic. Due to a large number of service providers, the number of customer outages reported may not be comprehensive.
The data are based on DOE SitReps.
The figures have been rounded.

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