Duke Energy Progress warns Florence could bring widespread power outages

first_imgRALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — Duke Energy Progress is expecting Hurricane Florence to bring widespread outages when it makes landfall Thursday night.The utility company is ramping up efforts and is putting its detailed storm response plan in motion.- Advertisement – “A storm of this magnitude could take multiple days, and in some cases several weeks, to fully restore power to customers,” said spokesperson Meredith Archie.Thousands of crews are on standby in the Carolinas.Contractors from the Midwest and Florida are making travel arrangements to get here before the storm possibly strikes the state.Related Article: Brunswick County School Board gets $1.3M from FEMA, state for Florence costsThe company has been prepping throughout the weekend.Click here to read more.last_img

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