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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, […]
Remnants of Ian dumps rain on region, localized flooding and road closures reported in Suffolk - The Suffolk News-Herald | The Suffolk News-Herald
Power outages reported in High Point as storms roll through | FOX8 WGHP Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Modal
HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — Energy crews are working to restore power in High Point on Monday afternoon as storms roll through the area. Around 1,700 people are without power. The outages were reported near the Deep River area, according to a statement posted on social media by the City of High Point. Officials have […]
It was a slick afternoon commute for many drivers Tuesday night as storms rumbled through the D.C. region. Here’s what you need to know.
Randolph County power outage impacting thousands of customers Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Modal
RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A maor power outage is affecting parts of Randolph County Thursday morning. The Duke Energy outage website is reporting over 5000 outages in the areas of Level Cross, Randleman and Sophia in Randolph County. The initial map showed 7000 customers without power, but that number seems to have been trimmed […]
The D.C. region is picking up the pieces after thunderstorms brought destructive wind gusts Tuesday evening, downing trees, severing power lines and leaving tens of thousands in the dark through the overnight hours.
Power is being restored to the area after thousands were left without electricity in the wake of thunderstorms that hit the D.C. area Saturday night.
Thousands of power customers across Northern Virginia are waking up without electricity after severe storms swept the region.
Thursday storms brought brief flooding, damaging winds, hail and power outages to DC region - WTOP News
Strong thunderstorms are moving through the D.C. region, posing a risk of damaging winds and small hail through Thursday evening.
A massive power outage is affecting large areas of Greensboro 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.