As the June 1 start of hurricane season approaches, Duke Energy is preparing to respond to power outages as quickly as possible – while also adapting to extra challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Power restoration continued today as crews completed numerous repairs across North Carolina and South Carolina following the powerful wind and rain storm that plowed through the two states Sunday night and Monday morning.
Severe thunderstorms with high winds raced through North Carolina and South Carolina overnight Sunday into Monday morning, cutting power to more than 500,000 Duke Energy customers. Repair crews had restored electricity to more than 368,000 customers as of late Monday afternoon.
Piedmont Natural Gas today said its pipeline system in Tennessee is operating safely and normally, despite extensive tornado damage to Nashville and surrounding areas. Piedmont has been working closely with customers who have damaged property.
Duke Energy crews have restored power to more than 380,000 of the nearly 461,000 customers impacted by a powerful two-day storm that included tornadoes, heavy winds and record rainfall across the Carolinas.
Duke Energy Florida today filed with the Florida Public Service Commission to recover costs related to the company's storm response to Hurricane Dorian, as well as the smaller Tropical Storm Nestor, both in 2019.