Power outages always last longer than wanted
This is a day by day record of power outages in the Northeast, 2012. While the numbers reach into the millions, remember that only one home without electricity (heat, cooking, light) is an emergency. Will you do what is necessary to prepare your family from becoming even that one family? It was only a Category 1 hurricane. But just like hurricane Katrina, the secondary effects were worse than the actual storm. Power was not completely on line until 23 days later.
Oct 25, 2012 – Thursday afternoon- NEW JERSEY declares mandatory evacuation for Cape May barrier islands
Oct 26 – Friday, 8am – NEW JERSEY declares mandatory evacuation for all of Cape May County 750,000 residents
NEW YORK CITY, Mayor Bloomberg considers an evacuation for 375,000, but will make up his mind late Saturday.
Oct 27- Saturday, 9am- DELAWARE - mandatory evacuation in coastal areas
NEW YORK STATE, Nassua County declares mandatory evacuation of storm surge zones.
Oct 28 – Sunday, 5,000 without power
NEW YORK CITY - Mayor Bloomberg orders evacuation of Zone A
Oct 29 – Monday, 316,000 without power. Sandy makes landfall 8pm.
Oct 30 – Tuesday, 8.5 million without power
Oct 31 – Wednesday, 6.2 million without power
Nov 1 – Thursday, 4.6 million without power
Nov 2 – Friday, 3.6 million without power
Nov 3 – Saturday, 2.5 million without power.
Nov 4 – Sunday, 1.9 million without power.
Nov 5 – Monday, 1.3 million without power.
Nov 6 – Tuesday, 930,000 without power.
Nov 7 – Wednesday, 650,000 without power, AM. Nor’Easter hits - Increase to 672,000, PM.
Nov 8 – Thursday, 761,000 without power
Nov 9 – Friday, 434,000 without power
Nov 10 – Saturday, 289,000 without power
Nov 11 – Sunday, 167,000 without power
Nov 12 – Monday, 89,000 without power
Nov 13 - Tuesday, 25,000 without power. Next update was not until Nov 16 per Dept of Energy
Nov 16 - Friday, 2,100 without power. (20 days after the hurricane made landfall).
Next update was not until Nov 19 per Dept of Energy.
Nov 19 - Monday, " there are no impacted states which have more than 1,000 customers without power due to Hurricane Sandy or the Nor’easter." 23 days later.
All statistics are from the Department of Energy (www.energy.gov).