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Power outage impacts south, southwest Winston-Salem | FOX8 WGHP Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Modal
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A power outage is impacted a large swath of Winston-Salem early this afternoon. Winston-Salem police say that this outage is mainly impacted the south and southwest portions of the city. Traffic lights were out at several major intersections, including along Peters Creek Parkway, Stratford Road, the Hanes Mall area, Country Club […]
Hurricane Ian: Moore County ‘Very Fortunate’ After Seeing Minimal Impacts from Storm | News | thepilot.com
UPDATE (Oct. 2, 10 p.m.): Heavy rains and high winds from Hurricane Ian disrupted life in Moore County, at one point leaving nearly a quarter of the area’s electricity customers
Greensboro neighborhood dealing with power outages after storm | FOX8 WGHP Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Modal
GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Some people living in the Hamilton Forest neighborhood in Greensboro were without electricity and running water for nearly 72 hours. Around two dozen Duke Energy lineworkers restored the power in the community Monday afternoon. “We lose power very quickly, and it takes a while to get it back,” said Richard Ranieri, […]
In total, the Triangle saw nearly 24 straight hours of rain and heavy winds, according to the CBS 17 Storm Team.
Tracking post-tropical cyclone Ian: Ian pounds NC with rain, winds prompting flood and tornado watches, warnings - ABC11 Raleigh-Durham
Hurricane Ian downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone as it churns out of SC; NC expected to get high winds, heavy rain at times.
Hurricane Ian tracker: System downgraded to Tropical Storm as it exits Florida, tracks toward North Carolina | NC weather forecast - ABC11 Raleigh-Durham
Tropical Storm Warnings are now in effect for much of central North Carolina as Ian continues track toward the Tar Heel State.
PSE&G will send 48 employees to Florida to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian while the company also preps back home.
“Our power goes out quite frequently,” said local resident Victoria Mabry, who lives on the eastern side of the county. “Food thaws or ruins in the refrigerator, and meals can’t be cooked.”
All North Carolina Republicans vote against bill for smooth transition of power in White House | FOX8 WGHP Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Modal
Rep. Kathy Manning voted for the bipartisan bill to update and structure processes for congressional certification of the Electoral College votes. Ted Budd, Patrick McHenry, Virginia Foxx, Richard Hudson and Dan Bishop voted against it. None is saying why.
Crash with injuries causes large power outage in Winston-Salem Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Modal
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A large power outage occurred in Winston-Salem following a crash at an intersection, according to the Winston-Salem Police Department. The crash occurred at the intersection of Northwest Boulevard and Patterson Avenue, causing a road closure and a large power outage in the area. Police say that the crash scene is already […]
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.