(Reuters) – The number of homes and businesses without power on Monday after Hurricane Matthew pummeled the Southeast U.S. Atlantic coast over the weekend dropped to 713,500 from a high of 2.2 million on Sunday morning, according to local electric companies.
Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic storm since 2007, was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone on Sunday.
The storm killed 1,000 people in Haiti. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday some Haitian towns and villages had been almost wiped off the map.
Duke Energy Corp said it could take a week to restore power to some customers in the hardest-hit parts of the Carolinas because parts of its electrical system need to be rebuild.
The following lists outages at U.S. power companies as of Monday evening.
Power Company State/Provi Out Now
Duke – Carolinas NC, SC 271,000
Southern – Georgia GA 82,700
Dominion VA, NC 54,300
Scana SC 72,700
North Carolina NC 74,000
Florida municipals FL 109,000
NextEra – FPL FL 19,000
Santee Cooper SC 30,800
(Reporting by Scott DiSavino in New York; Harshith Aranya and Nallur Sethuraman in Bengaluru; Editing by Cynthia Osterman and Peter Cooney)