A look at key storm developments in Pennsylvania

Associated Press Modified: November 3, 2012 at 3:32 pm •  Published: November 3, 2012
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— POWER OUTAGES: More than 163,000 customers remained without power Saturday from a peak of more than 1.2 million customers throughout Pennsylvania on Tuesday, according to utilities FirstEnergy, Peco and PPL. That figure ranks among the top three storms ever with hurricanes Agnes (1972) and Floyd (1999), according to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

— WEATHER STATISTICS: No storm watches, warnings or advisories were in effect but colder temperatures were in the forecast for Pennsylvania through the weekend. Hanover received the most rain in the state from the storm, with 8.15 inches, according to the National Weather Service. The highest recorded winds in Pennsylvania were in Allentown, at 81 mph.

— SHELTERS: Pennsylvania opened "mega-shelters" at two state-owned universities to help 1,800 people left homeless in New Jersey and New York as well as Pennsylvania.

— VOTING: Between 250 and 300 polling places remained without power, state officials said Friday, just four days before the presidential election. The Corbett administration would not identify which sites were in the dark. Electric utilities have been asked to make polling places a priority after such customers as hospitals and nursing homes. Gov. Tom Corbett also ordered counties where election offices were closed this week to extend the deadline for absentee voters until 5 p.m. Monday to submit their ballots, either by mail or in person.



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