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N.C. Electric Cooperatives' Outages Reduced to Less Than 1 Percent

Raleigh, N.C. (September 6, 2008, 3 p.m.)—North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have restored power to more than 99 percent of system wide members in the wake of Tropical Storm Hanna.

Most outages occurred in North Carolina’s coastal communities. Line crews began restoration efforts immediately, quickly bringing power back online to thousands of people. Crews are currently responding to isolated outages.

Customers are reminded to stay clear of downed power lines. Consider all fallen power lines energized and deadly. Downed power lines should be reported to the local cooperative or 911. 

Visit www.ncelectriccooperatives.com for outage reporting phone numbers and comprehensive storm and electric safety information. All media inquiries should be directed to the Cooperative Storm Center.

North Carolina’s electric cooperatives serve more than 2.5 million people in 93 of the state’s 100 counties.

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