Factbox: About 5.8 million without power in U.S. Southeast after Irma – utilities

Factbox: About 5.8 million without power in U.S. Southeast after Irma -  utilities(Reuters) – Power outages from Hurricane Irma dropped to about 5.8 million customers in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Alabama by Tuesday afternoon, down from a peak of over 7.4 million late Monday, according to utilities in the affected region. Most remaining outages were in Florida Power & Light’s service area in the southern and eastern parts of the state. FPL, a unit of NextEra Energy Inc and the state’s largest power company, said its total outages dipped to about 2.5 million customers by Tuesday evening from a peak of over 3.6 million early on Monday.

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