CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy crews will work throughout the night to assess damage and restore power to customers who lost service after a severe storm moved through the Carolinas today.
Earlier this evening, there were more 350,000 customers, mostly in North Carolina, who were without power. The hardest hit counties included Wake, Forsyth, Mecklenburg, Johnston, Moore, Guilford, Lee and Rockingham.
Customers in the hardest hit counties should prepare for a multi-day outage.Anyone without power who has special needs or who relies on electric-powered life support equipment should consider finding alternative living arrangements until power can be restored. Additional information, including estimated times of restoration, will be available tomorrow morning after damage assessments are complete. Duke Energy will bring additional crews from its other service territories as well as outside agencies to assist with the restoration process. Customers should continue to report outages through Duke Energy's automated phone systems:
- Duke Energy – 800-769-3766 (800-PowerOn)
- Duke Energy Progress (North and South Carolina) – 800-419-6356