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Wind storm affects over 185,000 Duke Energy customers

Nearly 9,000 Duke Energy customers in North and South Carolina are without power due to a wind storm Saturday night and Sunday morning. (Source: Duke Energy Facebook page). Nearly 9,000 Duke Energy customers in North and South Carolina are without power due to a wind storm Saturday night and Sunday morning. (Source: Duke Energy Facebook page).

SC (WMBF) - Nearly 9,000 Duke Energy customers in North and South Carolina are without power due to a wind storm Saturday night and Sunday morning.

According to a press release from the electric power company, “Duke Energy has about 4 million customers in the Carolinas. Overall, more than 185,000 were affected by the storm. Most should have power by tonight, but there are some areas that may remain impacted until Monday.”

For estimated times of restoration, visit Duke Energy's website

In addition to power outages Duke Energy is also monitoring a winter storm expected early in the week. Below are tips to help customers prepare for the weather:

  • Check your supply of flashlights, batteries, bottled water, non-perishable foods, medicines, etc.
  • Ensure a portable, battery-operated radio, TV or NOAA weather radio is on hand.
  •  Do not attempt to heat your home with a gas grill or by bringing a generator inside. Only operate such equipment outdoors in well-ventilated areas. Follow manufacturer instructions.
  •  Check on family members, friends and neighbors who have special medical needs or who are elderly to ensure they have necessary emergency supplies. Encourage them to determine now what action they would take in the event of an extended power outage.

Any customers experiencing outages should call 1-800-769-3766 or view the company's outage map.

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