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CCEC Outages Reach 27,000-plus

As Hurricane Florence continues to pound our coast, more than half of Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative (CCEC) services had lost power by 5 p.m. Thursday.

CCEC crews must wait for conditions to subside before going out to assess damages and begin repairs, meaning power may be out for three to four days or even more.

“With the storm moving so slowly, it may be well into Saturday night or early Sunday before our restoration teams can begin assessing damages and making repairs,” said CCEC Communications Director Lisa Galizia. “We are equipped and poised to get the power back on as soon as it is safe to do so, but that is going to be held up much longer than anyone had hoped.”

We ask members to please not call to report outages at this time. Rather, they can view the outage map (, which is updated in real-time by the cooperative’s automated metering system and substation monitoring system.

CCEC provides power to nearly 40,000 services in Carteret, Craven, Jones and Onslow counties and is a member of Touchstone Energy, a nationwide family of electric cooperatives exhibiting the core values of integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.

CSR-Dispatcher Alan Ingram keeps his eye on the forecast, our substation monitoring system, outage map and more during Hurricane Florence. 

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