More than 7,000 people still without power in Cumberland County as of 11 a.m.

2011-08-28T12:41:00Z 2011-08-29T13:29:29Z More than 7,000 people still without power in Cumberland County as of 11 a.m.From staff reports The Sentinel
August 28, 2011 12:41 pm  • 

By 11 a.m., there were still about 7,000 customers without power in Cumberland County, according to an online outage maps from PPL and Met-Ed.

The PPL website listed 5,896 customers who are still without power, while 17,961 customers have had their power restored since the storm began.

However, none of the 1,113 Camp Hill customers have had power since the storm started in this area.

Nearby Hampden Township still has 1,263 customers without power, followed by New Cumberland, where 1,052 customers are awaiting power restoration.

East Pennsboro Township had more than 10,000 customers without power at some point throughout the weekend. Of those, only 827 are still without power and 9,349 had their power restored.

In Carlisle, only 48 customers are still waiting for their power to be restored.

PPL has been in a storm emergency since 6:30 p.m. Saturday, when the edge of Hurricane Irene began to rain down on the county.

PPL has been working around the clock to restore customers power and reported Monday that power has been restored for more than 153,000 customers affected by the storm.

This is the second worst storm in the company's history, according to a statement on the website.

The outage website for Met-Ed listed 1,067 customers sill without power this morning.

The majority of those customers are in Mechanicsburg, where 823 are without power, followed by 113 customers in Carlisle.


 

Posted earlier on Cumberlink.com

As of 11 p.m., more than 8,500 people remain without power in Cumberland County according to PP&L and Met-Ed outage maps online.

PP&L is reporting 7,700 outages, with 17,008 people having their power restored since the start of Hurricane Irene this weekend. More than 1,800 of those outages are in East Pennsboro Township.

The hardest hit area is Camp Hill, where 1,857 people are without power, and no one in the borough has had power restored since the start of the storm. Camp Hill School District Sunday night announced that classses were cancelled for Monday.

Met-Ed's outage site reports 841 people without power, the most being 692 people serviced in the Mechanicsburg area.


Posted at 6:21 p.m. on Cumberlink:

At 6:21 p.m., PPL's outage website reports 14,493 people still without power in Cumberland County, with 5,248 of those in East Pennsboro Township.

The Met-Ed outage website reports reports 1,359 people without power in Cumberland County.

PPL released this statement at 6 p.m.:

"With new outages being reported each hour through the day Sunday (8/28), PPL Electric Utilities crews worked into the evening to restore electric service to thousands of customers affected by Hurricane Irene. Customers are being advised to prepare for a prolonged, multi-day restoration effort to clean up and repair the widespread damage.

As of 5 p.m., PPL Electric Utilities said its crews restored service to more than 82,000 customers across its service area, while 230,000 customers remain without service.

Gregory Dudkin, senior vice president, Operations, said the hurricane caused damage to the utility's transmission and distribution systems, left flooding that affected local substations, and knocked down countless trees and power lines. PPL Electric Utilities is facing a massive emergency response with 3,500 cases of trouble - individual jobs, large and small, in towns and cities all over the Lehigh Valley, the Pocono Mountains and Northeastern Pennsylvania, Lancaster and Harrisburg regions, and other areas of the state.

"We are seeing substantial damage to electrical equipment throughout our entire service area," said Dudkin. "We organized an army of workers to respond to the storm, but it will take time to restore service to everyone. This will be an effort over days in the days ahead. We encourage our customers to take appropriate measures based on their personal situations."


Posted at 4 p.m. on Cumberlink:

More than 16,000 people remain with power in Cumberland County according to PPL's power outage website as of 4 p.m.

East Pennsboro Township features 7,236 outages; Silver Spring Township features 2,124 outages and New Cumberland borough features 2,288 outages. Carlisle borough features 747 outages.

Met-Ed's outages website reports 2,710 people without power as of 4 p.m. in Cumberland County. Gardners features 1,366 of those.


Posted at 12:40 p.m. on Cumberlink:

More than 19,000 people remain without power in Cumberland County after Hurricane Irene's wind and rain rolled through the area Saturday evening.

PPL's power outage map says that more than 16,000 people remain without power in Cumberland County as of 12:45 p.m. More than 30,000 people are without power in Dauphin County, a number that reached a peak of 43,000 during the storm. More than 30,000 people are without power in Lancaster County.

PPL's website says more than 202,000 people in its coverage area in the state have been without power today.

Met-ED's power outage website says more than 3,500 people are without power in Cumberland County, including 1,500 people in Gardners.

The largest effected municipality is East Pennsboro Township where 7,123 people are without power after Hurricane Irene rolled through the area Saturday night.

PPL's outage site says more than 6,000 people have had power restored since the start of the storm Saturday.

Here is a look at area power outages according to PPL as of 12:45 p.m.:

Municipality                      Cust. Out               Cust. Restored

Camp Hill Bor.                         1826                             0

Carlisle Bor.                             734                              0

East Pennsboro Twp.                 7103                           2332

Hampden Twp.                          967                              0

Lemoyne Bor.                           193                              0

Lower Allen Twp.                       405                              0

Mechanicsburg Bor.                     31                              0

Middlesex Twp.                           41                              0

Monroe Twp.                               19                              0

New Cumberland Bor.                 2271                            0

North Middleton Twp.                   47                              600

Shiremanstown Bor.                    119                              0

Silver Spring Twp.                       2121                          1851

South Middleton Twp.                    25                               0

Upper Allen Twp.                           94                            1336

West Pennsboro Twp.                     29                              0

Wormleysburg Bor.                        104                            0

Totals:                                         16129                        6119


Met-Ed's power outages for Cumberland County as of 12:45 p.m.:

BOILING SPRINGS - 621

CARLISLE - 81

DILLSBURG - 45

GARDNERS - 1513

MECHANICSBURG - 784

MOUNT HOLLY SPRINGS - 360

NEWVILLE - 144

SHIPPENSBURG - 2


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