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Irene cuts power as it churns north

By the CNN Wire Staff
An Army vehicle drives down a flooded road in Southampton, New York, on Sunday.
An Army vehicle drives down a flooded road in Southampton, New York, on Sunday.

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(CNN) -- Hurricane Irene knocked out power to more than 4 million customers as it made its way north along densely populated cities in the East Coast.

Utility companies and emergency agencies reported outages early Sunday, and warned that the numbers are expected to go up as Tropical Storm Irene swirls north.



Some 30,000 households do not have electrical power, state emergency officials said Sunday.




About 525,000 households are currently without power, state spokeswoman Kathy Ross said Sunday.



About 700,000 people are without power in the state, according to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.



About 822,000 households, an estimated 657,000 people, are out of power due to storm conditions in Maryland, state management officials said.



As many as 327,000 customers are without power, the state's Emergency Management Agency reported.


New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that 936,101 customers do not have electricity as a result of tropical storm Irene.


North Carolina

An approximate 525,000 customers are without electricity, state emergency officials said Sunday.



About 382,200 people were without power early Sunday, said Ruth Miller, a spokeswoman for the state Emergency Management Agency.



About 1.2 million people are without power in Virginia alone, a spokesperson for Gov. Bob McDonnell said Sunday


Washington, D.C.

About 29,000 households are out of power, the District of Columbia's Homeland Security and Emergency Management reported Sunday.


Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, an estimated 155,377 are without power, a spokesperson with Gov. Lincoln Chafee's office said Sunday.

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