NORTH CAROLINA — Power outages due to Hurricane Florence fell to under 300,000 in North Carolina Tuesday.

As of 7 p.m. Tuesday there are 252,596 statewide outages, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. There have been 2,600 rescues so far. 

More than 6,000 Duke Energy workers are out in the coastal regions attempting to restore power. These workers are currently focused on restoring power emergency centers, fire stations, hospitals, airports, water treatment and other public safety and health facilities.

NC Electric Cooperatives says they have 74,210 members without power

Areas with high impact:

  • Onslow County
  • Carteret County
  • Pender County
  • Duplin County
  • Craven County
  • Brunswick County
  • Robeson County
  • Sampson County

Duke Energy says they they have 152,837 customers without power

Areas with high impact:

  • New Hanover County
  • Onslow County
  • Robeson County
  • Duplin County
  • Carteret County
  • Pender County
  • Brunswick County
  • Craven County

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For information on specific outages, you should call your local electric co-op directly.

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