NEW YORK - A new study suggests that the overall response time to power outages after Hurricane Sandy was typical or even slightly faster than in other areas after huge storms.
According to an Associated Press analysis, energy department records show that New York utility companies restored power to at least 95 percent of customers 13 days after the peak number of outages were reported. New Jersey reached that same level in 11 days and West Virginia in 10 days.
Data shows that reaching 95-percent restoration took longer for residents in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Florida following Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Wilma and Ike.
AP wire services contributed to this report