8 Million Without Power

    Utility worker Donald Skipper gets his gear ready at Glen Burnie, Md., facility as Hurricane Sandy approaches the Atlantic coast on Sunday,  Oct. 28,  2012. Baltimore Gas and Electric BGE cmpany is completing the set up and logistics for operations sites for crews prior to arrival of the superstorm. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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    The lights are out all over the East Coast, after the superstorm Sandy ravaged the mid-Atlantic power grid Monday night. An estimated 8 million homes are reported without power. Hundreds of thousands of those homes are in New York City, where electrical provider ConEdison preemptively shut several circuits to lower Manhattan and transformers exploded, leaving the skyline eerily dark. Central New Jersey Power & Light and Public Service Enterprise Group reported at least 620,000 customers were without power in the Garden State, while the Long Island Power Authority put its blacked-out customers at roughly 589,000. Hundreds of thousands were also without power in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and throughout the East Coast.

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