RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Restocked, refueled and ready to go, electric cooperative restoration crews rolled out in force early Sunday morning, set to navigate flooded roads and treacherous conditions to restore power to more than 200,000 electric cooperative members.
Outages are widespread in areas from central North Carolina, to our southern and eastern communities and out to the coast. Each of North Carolina's 26 electric cooperatives is locally owned and operated, and because they are based in the communities they serve, the affected co-ops are in place to assess the situation, navigate the dangerous, damaged areas and continue repairs. The impacted electric cooperatives are joined by support crews from co-ops in western North Carolina, as well as Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Together, these crews will work as quickly and safely as possible to restore power to all cooperative members, an effort that is expected to extend for several days or more.