More than 114,000 still without power in North Carolina in wake of storms


“Yesterday’s severe storm activity caused significant damage and power outages across the Carolinas. Our crews have begun making repairs and are still assessing damage in the hardest hit regions.”

Duke Energy

More than 100,000 people are without power in North Carolina after severe storms rolled through the state Thursday.

As of 11 a.m. Friday, 114,214 North Carolinians were still waiting for power to return, according to Duke Energy.

Storm damage in Liberty (Hayley Fixler/WGHP)

These are the Piedmont Triad counties with more than 1,000 Duke Energy customers without power:

  • Alamance County – 1,877
  • Forsyth County – 1,103
  • Guilford County – 5,198
  • Montgomery County – 1,677
  • Randolph County – 4,053

Randolph Electric Membership Cooperation says 3,900 members lost power with 1,719 in Randolph County and 1,152 in Montgomery County.

For the State of North Carolina, Mecklenburg was the county hit the hardest with 19,287 Duke Energy customers still without power, followed by Wake County with 14,689.

Duke Energy says any regions without an estimated restoration time should have one by 12 p.m. Friday.

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