Power Outage in Wake Forest, NC

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Wake Forest Power
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(919) 761-7899
Wake Electric Memebership Corporation
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Duke Energy
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Duke Energy
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Apex North Carolina Electric Utilities
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(919) 372-7475 Report Online
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Wake Forest Power Outages Caused by Weather


June 4, 2014 - Thunderstorm Wind

Several trees and power lines were blown down along a swath from Raleigh to Wake Forest.

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June 1, 2012 - Thunderstorm Wind

A trained spotter reported one tree blown down at Old Watkins and Forestville Roads.|A downed tree also fell across power lines along Highway 98.

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Thousands of NJ residents lose power in Hunterdon, Somerset

Another 2,500 customers are out in Somerset County.

Oct 31, 2022

Durham high school to dismiss early for ‘electrical issues’ | CBS 17 Open Navigation Close Navigation

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Students of Northern High School will be released from classes early on Monday due to “Duke Energy electrical issues,” according to school officials. School officials told parents that the electrical issues had shut off power to some campus buildings. As a result, students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. and all […]

Oct 3, 2022

VIDEO: Storm winds cause electric sparks to fly on the street in NC Open Navigation Close Navigation

North Carolina continues to deal with the impacts of Ian as the storm passed through the region throughout Friday evening and Saturday morning.

Oct 1, 2022

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Southwest Florida officials are preparing for Hurricane Ian power outages and have a plan that begins with critical service providers first.

Sep 27, 2022

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Early Saturday, President Biden approved a state of emergency in North Carolina and "ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Ian."

Sep 25, 2022

Squirrels: How often do they cause power outages? | CBS 17 Open Navigation Close Navigation

More than 10,000 Virginians lost power Wednesday in Virginia Beach after a squirrel got into a substation.

Sep 10, 2022

Power restored at 3 busy intersections in Chapel Hill, police say Open Navigation Close Navigation

Chapel Hill Police are asking motorists to treat several "busy" city intersections as four-way stops until crews can restore power.

Aug 29, 2022

2 Wake County schools to dismiss early for power outage Open Navigation Close Navigation

The outage, which has impacted more than 1,400 customers in Cary, was caused by a vehicle striking equipment, according to Duke Power.

Aug 22, 2022

Power outages, minor damage seen after severe storms, tornado warning in central NC | CBS 17 Open Navigation Close Navigation

In Person County, a home just east of Roxboro was hit by lightning, which sparked a small fire, Roxboro fire officials said.

Jul 31, 2022

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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.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina

City Wake Forest
County Wake
State North Carolina (NC)
Country United States
Zip Codes 27587, 27588

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