World News – US – Duke Energy crews ready to respond after Hurricane Zeta as remnants of the storm near the Carolinas


CHARLOTTE, NC, Oct 28, 2020 / PRNewswire / –Â With the remnants of Hurricane Zeta slated to traverse North Carolina and South Carolina on Thursday, Duke Energy has prepared its teams for a multi-day restoration effort and has more than 2,600 workers ready to respond to power outages, which are expected to affect primarily northern South Carolina, western and Piedmont North Carolina

In addition, over 300 workers are prepared and ready to travel tomorrow from the company’s Midwestern service territory. Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky â ???? and Florida to complement Carolina-based food restoration teams as needed

During non-pandemic times, restoring electricity after a storm can be difficult for utility repair crews, as travel and working conditions can be affected by high winds, fallen trees and floods

Now, in addition to addressing these standard challenges, Duke Energy’s Detailed Storm Response Plan has incorporated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for COVID safe work practices and measures physical distance to help keep customers and communities safe

Duke Energy asks customers to stay out of marked work areas and to refrain from approaching repair crews

Before a storm hits, customers can sign up to receive outage alerts and ensure their contact details are up to date and their communication preferences specified

Duke Energy encourages customers to have a power failure plan in place. Below are tips to help you and your family stay safe

More tips on what to do before, during and after a storm can be found on duke-energycom / safety-and-preparedness / storm-safety A checklist serves as a useful guide, but it is essential before , during and after a storm follow the instructions and warnings of emergency management officials in your area

Duke Energy lowered the lake level by aggressively moving water through the river system Lake residents should prepare for possible flooding and closely monitor lake levels High water can create hazards for navigation

We urge people living along lakes and rivers or in areas prone to flooding to exercise caution, follow instructions from emergency managers, pay close attention to changing weather and flow conditions and stay informed Â

Duke Energy is focused on restoring power in a sequence that restores power to public health and safety facilities and as many customers as possible just as quickly and safely Click here to learn how Duke Energy restores energy

For customers who are losing power and have full refrigerators and freezers, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends the following:

The FDA offers additional guidance for proper food handling and storage before, during, and after a power outage at wwwfdagov / food / buy-store-serve-healthy-foods / food safety and water during power outages and floods

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 150 company based in Charlotte, NC, is one of the largest energy holding companies in the US It employs 29,000 people and has a production capacity of electricity of 51,000 megawatts through its regulated utilities and 2,300 megawatts through its unregulated unit Duke Energy Renewables

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World news – United States – Duke Energy teams ready to respond in the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta as the remnants of the storm near Carolines



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