"Fewer Than 167,000 Without Power After Sandy, Nor'easter"

"About 166,000 homes and businesses in the eastern United States were still without power on Sunday, after being battered first by Hurricane Sandy in late October and then by last week's Nor'easter storm, company and government data showed."

"Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, knocking out power to some 8.5 million customers in 21 states, according to federal data. A Nor'easter storm then hit on November 7, slowing utilities' efforts to get electricity flowing again and knocking out power to another 150,000, primarily in New York and New Jersey, the states hardest hit by the hurricane."

Eileen Houlihan reports for Reuters November 13, 2012.

Source: Reuters, 11/13/2012