Eight Million Without Power

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.

Source: AP