GREENSBORO, N.C. -- This last storm won’t be remembered as one that caused widespread power outages for North Carolina families -- unless you’re one of several thousand families struggling since Thursday morning without power.
The North Carolina Department of Emergency Management shared the following information through Twitter Friday:
11 a.m. power outages update - 19,900 statewide, majority central NC; expect power restoration for most customers by midnight
The Triangle saw far more outages than the Triad.
In Greensboro, we found one apartment complex near West Market Street and North Holden Road with close to 250 reported outages Friday, according to Duke Energy.
Caroline Crawford woke up Thursday to no power. She put off showering until she had to get ready for work.
“Showering is an issue because we don't have hot water; then I can't dry my hair afterwards so I'm even colder,” said Crawford.
On Friday, Crawford decided to get to work early and shower there instead.
Other neighbors complained about not being able to get online or wash dishes because of the outages.
Many believe they’ve been without power so long they’ll have to replace everything that was in their refrigerators.
“I just don't trust it at this point,” said Crawford.
Power was restored to the apartment complex around 5 p.m. Friday.