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Power outage in Newell, North Carolina? Contact your local utility company.
Another 2,500 customers are out in Somerset County.
A barn and a house in the Town of Owego are said to be a total loss following a fire October 19 that drew firefighters from Tioga and Broome counties.
Charlotte sees dramatic jump in power outages in 2020 Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn
On the back of a dramatic year of weather, the Charlotte area has seen a 50 percent jump in weather related power outages events in 2020, according to Duke Energy.
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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.
Newell, North Carolina
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