Sandy costly, but not as much as summer storms

Superstorm Sandy will be a costly storm once the final tallies are in, but not as costly as the June 29th storms for Appalachian Power. The company estimates the summer storms costs $62 million, and while the final estimates have yet to come in after Sandy, the totals are expected to be much lower. About 150,000 Appalachian Power customers lost power after Sandy. After the June 29th storms, the outages for West Virginia customers peaked at 330,000. It will take a few more weeks for Appalachian power to have the final estimates post-Sandy.