UPDATE: Now 4 million households without power.PREVIOUSLY: At least 3 million people are without power.
That number will get higher as the storm makes landfall in New Jersey. PSE&G, New Jersey’s largest utility, reports 213,000 customers w/o power and says it expects that number to climb, according to the NYT.
PREVIOUSLY: An estimated 900,000 homes are now experiencing power outages up and down the east coast, according reports from AP. Most are in North Carolina, where Dominion Resources and Progress Energy are reporting 598,000 and 263,000 homes, respectively.
Maryland, Delaware, Washington DC and New Jersey are all experiencing outages in the thousands as well.
PREVIOUSLY: Now there are a 438,000 people without power in N.C and Virginia, including 250,000 Progress Energy customers and 188,000 Dominion Resources customers.
PREVIOUSLY: Hurricane IRENE hasn’t even made landfall yet and already the storm before the storm has knocked out power in North Carolina and Virginia.