Massive Power Outages Predicted

Hurricane Florence forecast to be storm of historic proportions.
Massive outages, high winds and extreme flooding could push outage restoration for weeks.

Based on the latest track and overall forecast for Florence, we are estimating power outages in the Carolinas could be between 1-3 million customers.

We will have more than 20,000 people in place to attack restoration, but those efforts cannot begin until the storm has passed and it is safe to do so. It is important to know this is no ordinary storm and some customers could be without power for a very long time – not days, but weeks.

We will continue to provide you with frequent updates and information throughout the duration of the storm until every customer is restored.

For your safety, please heed all warnings from local and state officials.

High-water and flooding safety reminders
Learn about your county’s emergency plans, warning signals, evacuation routes and locations of emergency shelters. Visit ready.gov for more information.
Turn off your power at the circuit breaker panel or fuse box if rising water threatens your home or if you evacuate your home.
Stay away from downed power lines and electrical wires. DO NOT drive over or stand near downed power lines. Electric current passes easily through water.
Do not try to drive through flooded areas; most flood-related deaths occur in automobiles.


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