World News – United States – 400 Duke Energy utility crews head to hard-hit Carolinas to restore power after Zeta


CLEARWATER, Fla .– Tens of thousands of people across the Carolinas woke up without power on Friday after rapid tropical storm Zeta that swept through the region on Thursday Duke Energy Florida deploys 400 crews to help restore the ‘electricity and assess damage to northern South Carolina

Before sunrise on Friday, a half-dozen trucks and 18 linemen left the Duke Energy Clearwater operations center, headed for Greenville, SC Line supervisor Jackie Lynn told FOX 13 that crews already on the ground in the Carolinas will continue to work to restore power while out-of-state crews head to the area.

Strong winds from Tropical Storm Zeta blew across western North Carolina and northern South Carolina on Thursday, cutting power to more than half a million Duke Energy customers at the height of the storm

Duke Energy said more than 2,600 of its Carolinian-based repairers have started what is expected to be a multi-day power restoration process

The utility company moves more than 650 of its Midwest and Florida-based repairers to help the Carolinas In addition, Duke has requested additional repair crews from other electric utility companies via the Southeastern Electric Exchange

As of Friday morning, 233,598 households in the Carolinas were without power Beyond restoring power, teams are monitoring the extent of damage to utility poles and power lines

« I would like to thank our customers for their patience and understanding as our teams strive to restore power safely as quickly as possible, while adhering to safe work practices related to COVID, » said Jason Hollifield, Duke Energy Incident Commander in the Carolinas “We know it is a particularly difficult time for our customers to lose electricity, as many are working from home and going to school remotely due to the pandemic. »

The most affected counties in North Carolina are: Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Graham, Guilford, Henderson, Iredell, Lincoln, Macon, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Polk, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Rutherford, Stokes, Swain, Transylvania, Vance and Yadkin

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World News – United States – 400 Duke Energy utility crews head to Carolinas hard hit to restore power after Zeta


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