CCEC Asks Members to View Outage Map Rather Than Call
Carteret-Craven Electric Co-op members do not need to call to report they have lost power due to Hurricane Florence.
“We have an automated metering infrastructure (AMI) and substation monitoring systems that send outages to us directly. The outages are posted in real-time on our outage map at http://outage.carteretcraven.coop.
At 6:15 p.m., Thursday CCEC had more than 33,500 services without power. The co-op provides power to nearly 40,000 services in Carteret, Craven, Jones and Onslow counties
“We do want to hear from people who know of damage to the electric system, such as power lines down, poles down or trees and limbs in lines,” said CCEC Communications Director Lisa Galizia. “We will log those damages and their location so we will know at least some of what needs to be repaired when our crews can get in the field.”
With the storm expected to continue bringing high winds to the area well into Saturday, CCEC members should expect to be without power for three to four days or more, Galizia said.
Everyone is encouraged to stay far away from downed or sagging power lines, as well as anything that that downed lines are touching. Always assume that a powerline is energized and very dangerous.