Numbers to call to report power outages

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Utility workers are trying to restore power after Hurricane Florence knocked out power to thousands of residents in southeastern North Carolina. Crews are having to navigate around roads that are closed due to fallen trees and flooding.

According to the Associated Press, Florence has left about 500,000 customers without power, most of them in North Carolina. About 467,000 customers were without service in North Carolina, including the Wilmington area, which is surrounded by floodwaters and has been cut off, the AP reports.

Three utility companies provide electricity to residents in the Cape Fear. The following numbers reflect outages as of Monday at 10 a.m.

Duke Energy’s website reports the following:
Bladen – 8,792
Brunswick – 14,848
Columbus – 12,449
Duplin – 11,124
New Hanover – 79,398
Onslow – 16,208
Pender – 13,560
Duke Energy customers should call 800-419-6356 to report outages. You can also report outages online.

According to the Four County Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) website, only 30 percent of their customers have power. The heaviest outages are in Pender and Duplin counties. Outages in their coverage area include:
Bladen – 5,561
Columbus – 706
Duplin – 5,456
Onslow – 96
Pender – 7,636
Sampson – 3,426
Four County EMC customers can call 888-368-7289 to report an outage. You can also report outages on the company’s Outage Map or Four County EMC’s mobile app.

Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) reports significant outages in Brunswick and Columbus Counties. The outages for their area include:
Brunswick – 16,199
Columbus – 2,110
Bladen – 17
Robeson – 69
BEMC customers can report outages by calling 1-800-682-5309. You can also report outages online.

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