N.C. Electric Cooperatives Report Approximately 35,000 Outages

Hurricane Season

Approximately 35,000 members of North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are without power as of 4:45 on Friday, Sept. 30 as Hurricane Ian’s trek continues across North Carolina.

Cooperative crews have worked throughout the day to restore early outages and progress continues as new outages arise due to storm conditions. Counties with the current highest number of electric cooperative outages include:

  • Brunswick County – 12,500
  • Robeson County – 4,000
  • Hoke County – 2,500

Trees damaged power lines in South River EMC’s territory following Hurricane Ian.

Cooperative line crews and restoration support personnel are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore power to cooperative members.

North Carolina’s electric cooperatives urge caution near work areas to keep line restoration crews safe and allow them to focus on bringing power back to the greatest number of people in the shortest amount of time.

Always stay far away from downed or sagging power lines and report them to your cooperative. If you encounter a flooded road, turn around and do not attempt to drive through floodwater.

Real-time outage numbers from electric cooperatives across the state are available on a Statewide Outage Map.

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.