Electric Co-op Power Restoration Efforts Reduce Outages To 15,000

RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 13, 2018, 2 p.m.) – North Carolina’s electric cooperatives continue power restoration progress, reducing the current number of total outages caused by Tropical Storm Michael to 15,000. More than 100,000 electric cooperative consumer-members have had power restored since Thursday evening, and crews will continue their hard work until every co-op member sees the lights come back on.

Outages are concentrated in central North Carolina with the greatest number occurring in Orange, Davidson and Rockingham counties. Crews from the highest-impacted electric cooperatives are joined by contractors and support crews from peer co-ops in and out of state.

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

North Carolina’s 26 electric cooperatives collectively serve approximately 2.5 million people in 93 of the state’s 100 counties. For more information, visit ncelectriccooperatives.com.      

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