Power outages hit the Piedmont Triad by the thousands

Duke Energy Power Outages Map

Hurricane Florence, now a tropical storm, has left hundreds of thousands in North Carolina without power.

Now, thousands in the Piedmont Triad are powerless, according to Duke Energy.

The following Piedmont Triad counties had more than 100 outages as of 2 p.m. Saturday.

  • Forsyth (3,035)
  • Guilford (2,380)
  • Montgomery (3,637)
  • Randolph (1,831)

Statewide, 538,577 people were without power in North Carolina as of 5 p.m. Sunday.

With storm surge warnings and watches for much of the state’s coast, it is possible to see those numbers grow as the hurricane nears.

Duke Energy already announced that the power company expects between 1 and 3 million people to lose power in the Carolinas.