August 27, 2011

Carolinas Lose Power as Hurricane Irene Hits Land

According to the National Hurricane Center:

The eye of Irene made landfall near Cape Lookout, North Carolina around 7:30 AM EDT

The residents of North Carolina won't need me to remind them of that fact even if they are able to read my words, since large numbers of them are currently without mains electricity.  Here's a snapshot of the online outage map provided to their customers in the Carolinas by Progress Energy:

Progress Energy North Carolina Power Outage Map at 09:00 on Saturday August 27th 2011

North Carolina Power Outage Map at 09:00 on Saturday August 27th 2011

As you can see, the worst affected area is currently Pamlico County, with 97.76% of PE customers without electricity. In numerical terms, rather than percentages, next door neighbour Carteret County is worst affected, with 15710 out of a total of 24087 Progress Energy customers without power.

Online Power Outage Maps

Pepco – Washington D.C.

Long Island Power – Long Island

Con Edison – New York City

First Energy – New Jersey

Atlantic City Electric – New Jersey

Delmarva Power – Maryland

Dominion Electric – Virginia

Progress Energy – North Carolina

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Comments on Carolinas Lose Power as Hurricane Irene Hits Land »

August 27, 2011

Jim @ 2:42 pm

Progress Energy have just issued a press release which reveals that:

Hurricane Irene continues to lash the North Carolina coast this morning, leaving damage and about 250,000 Progress Energy customers without power as of 10 a.m.

With the storm continuing to generate outages and system damage, Progress Energy expects the restoration to take several days in the hardest-hit areas. Once the company conducts an assessment after the storm’s exit, additional information on estimated restoration times will be provided.

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