Duke Energy warns Hurricane Dorian could leave 700,000 without power in the Carolinas

As Hurricane Dorian tracks northwestward towards the Carolinas’ coast, Duke Energy Corp. is beefing up emergency crews here to about 9,000 workers as it draws down the emergency crews stationed in Florida.

And on Wednesday, Duke projected that it could see up to 700,00 could lose power service at some point Thursday and Friday as the storm impacts the eastern Carolinas.That would be would close to 18% of its 4.1 million electric customers in North and South Carolina. And it warns that in some places,…


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