Crews Reduce Power Outages from Tropical Storm Michael to 43,000

RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 12, 2018, 3 p.m.) – North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are continuing to make progress restoring power in the wake of Tropical Storm Michael. Outages for cooperative consumer-members now stand at about 43,000, down from a peak of 117,000 on Thursday evening.

Remaining outages are concentrated in central North Carolina, with Orange, Davidson and Randolph counties currently reporting the highest number of outages. Local crews have been joined by additional support crews and are working to restore power to all members as quickly as possible.

Real-time power outage totals and locations can be viewed on our Statewide Outage Map. Thank you to all affected cooperative members for their continued patience and support.

As you clean up from the storm, please be aware that downed power lines could be hidden by debris and may be energized. Stay away from any fallen or damaged lines and alert your utility provider immediately.

More storm-related information and safety tips are available in the Outages and Safety section of our website.