September 6, 2008
Electric Cooperatives Quickly Restoring Power
RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives are reporting a total of approximately 14,500 power outages as a result of Tropical Storm Hanna.
Most outages occurred east of I-95 with the bulk of the outages in coastal counties. Electric cooperative line crews will continue to work quickly to restore power to all cooperative consumers. The bulk of the outages are expected to be restored today. Cooperative officials are urging members to exercise caution as they go outside today to assess the damage around their homes. Do NOT attempt to remove limbs or any other debris from power lines, even if the power lines have fallen. Treat all power lines as if they are energized. Contact with any power line could be deadly.
Visit http://www.ncelectriccooperatives.com/ for outage reporting phone numbers and comprehensive storm and electric safety information. All media inquiries should be directed to the Cooperative Storm Center.
North Carolina's electric cooperatives serve more than 2.5 million people in 93 of the state's 100 counties.
North Carolina's electric cooperatives
CONTACT: Media Inquiries Only: Cooperative Storm Center,+1-888-411-7870
Web site: http://www.ncelectriccooperatives.com/