Irene Knocks Out Power to Thousands

More than half a million customers around the area without power

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Reports of power outages were coming in Sunday morning as the area took a pounding from Hurricane Irene.

    Around 5 p.m., Delmarva Power was reporting nearly 35,000 customers in Delaware were without power.

    • New Castle County - 20,573
    • Kent - 1,425
    • Sussex - 716

    Philly Mayor Michael Nutter warned Saturday that "people should expect power outages of a week, 10 days or even two weeks" in his State of Emergency news conference. According to PECO, the number of outages has dropped to 225,000 as of 4 a.m.

    • Philadelphia - 9,000
    • Delaware - 64,000
    • Bucks - 81,000
    • Montgomery - 14,000
    • Chester - 57,000
    • Berks - 1,415
    • Bucks - 2,527
    • Lancaster - 19,809
    • Lebanon - 631
    • Lehigh - 31,561
    • Montour - 68
    • Northhampton - 16,551

    Here are the total power outages in New Jersey according to AC Electric.

    • Atlantic - 32,497
    • Burlington - 2,989
    • Camden - 3,716
    • Cape May - 12,406
    • Cumberland - 3,221
    • Gloucester - 9,498
    • Ocean - 501
    • Salem - 3,122

    Power outages are one of the three main threats to our area from the massive storm. The other two are severe flooding and storm surges along the Jersey shore.