The outage of the power grid has created a data transmission risk for people in parts of the country that were not hit hard enough by Hurricane Sandy, the White House said Friday.
The White House issued a statement on the issue, saying that the National Weather Service is currently evaluating the risk posed by outages.
A federal advisory said that in the area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the Carolinas, a total of 830,000 people are without power.
“While we don’t have a comprehensive forecast, the fact is, there is no denying that we have seen a large number of outages across the country in recent weeks,” the White of the White house said.
The statement said that the WhiteHouse has also been working closely with other agencies and emergency management organizations to identify and coordinate the necessary actions to address the potential transmission risks.
The storm brought heavy rainfall and flooding to parts of northern and central America and Puerto Rico.
President Donald Trump said that he has directed the National Guard to help with power outages in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rican territories.