More than 60,000 without power mostly in U.S. Gulf Coast area

Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:22am EST

Jan 30 (Reuters) - More than 60,000 homes and businesses were without power
from the Gulf Coast to Ohio Wednesday morning as a long line of thunderstorms
crossed the United States, power companies said.
    The thunderstorms stretched from Louisiana to New York and caused tornado
watches across the Southeast.
    The following is a list of some of the hardest hit utilities.
    
 Power Company          Holding Company   State        Out Now   Peak Out
 Entergy - Arkansas     Entergy           AR              7,100      7,900
 Southern - Alabama     Southern          AL              7,000      7,000
 Entergy - Texas        Entergy           TX              6,400      6,400
 Entergy - Louisiana    Entergy           LA              5,800      5,800
 AEP - Appalachian      AEP               VA, WV, TN      5,200      5,200
 Duke - Carolinas       Duke              NC, SC          5,200      6,400
 FirstEnergy - WV       FirstEnergy       WV              5,000      5,000
 Entergy - Mississippi  Entergy           MS              4,300      7,100
 AEP - Ohio             AEP               OH              3,300      3,300
 FirstEnergy - Ohio     FirstEnergy       OH              3,000      3,000
 AEP - Swepco           AEP               TX, AR, LA      2,400      2,400
 Southern - Georgia     Southern          GA              2,000      2,000
 AEP - Kentucky         AEP               KY              1,500      1,500
 Duke - Indiana         Duke              IN              1,300      1,300
 Ameren - Illinois      Ameren            IL              1,200      1,200
 Duke - Ohio, Kentucky  Duke              OH, KY          1,100      1,100
                                                                          
                                          Total Out      61,800     66,600
A couple walks along the rough surf during sunset at Oahu's North Shore, December 26, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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