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Hurricane Irma is winding down today after thrashing the Caribbean and Florida. It's been a wild two weeks for us all. Here are some statistics. I'll add to this in the upcoming days.
*Multiply "customers" by 2.5 (census average) to get the number of people affected by power outages. The number of power outages is likely to go down in history as the biggest weather-related power outages in United States history. I blogged in 2008 that Hurricane Ike had caused 7.5 million power outages. There are reports tonight of over 1.2 million customers out in Georgia; that brings the total to 7.7 million. Other states should bring that total to over 8 million... and remember, these are not necessarily peak numbers.
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