Eastern states have 127,000 customers lose power due to strong storms

Strong storms producing hail and high winds knocked out power to 127,826 customers across the Eastern states, Wednesday evening into Thursday, according to a Department of Energy (DOE) update issued April 7.

Utility companies reported numerous incidents of downed trees and power lines.

As of 3:30 p.m. EDT Thursday (April 7) , 27,593 customers remained without power. Southern (NYSE:SO) utility Georgia Power, the hardest hit utility with 26,000 customer outages, said early April 7 that it had restored power to over 20,000 customers and expected to complete restoration by the end of the day.

 

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