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:
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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