Potential For Severe Storms

Be prepared

Lee Rogers
April 13, 2019 - 9:34 pm
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Lee Rogers

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There is the potential for severe weather Sunday.  Get the latest on any possible severe weather alerts on our website 1063word.com or on the 1063 WORD Radio.com phone app.  Sign up for severe weather text alerts and alerts can be sent to your smartphone.

Duke Energy issued a press release Friday with suggestions on how to prepare for severe weather and what to do if the power goes out.

A spring storm is forecasted to roll through this weekend and I wanted to shoot a quick update and let you know that Duke Energy meteorologists are monitoring weather conditions, and crews are available throughout our service area and are ready to respond to outages and emergencies, if they occur.

Weather can be unpredictable, so it’s always a good idea for customers to be prepared for whatever Mother Nature delivers.

We are prepared, and we encourage customers to prepare by checking their supply of flashlights, batteries, bottled water, non-perishable foods, medicines, etc. Also, ensure a portable, battery operated radio, TV or NOAA radio is on hand. Families who have special medical needs or elderly members should always closely monitor weather forecasts and make plans for potential alternate arrangements should an extended outage occur.

Always stay away from power lines that have fallen or are sagging. Consider all lines energized as well as trees or limbs in contact with lines. Please report downed power lines to Duke Energy and your local police department. If you are driving and encounter emergency responders or other roadside work crews, remember to MOVE OVER, it’s the law, but a good practice for all drivers.

Reporting outages

Customers who experience an outage have multiple ways to report it:

Text OUT to 57801 (standard text and data charges may apply)

Call the automated outage-reporting system at 800.POWERON for Duke Energy Carolinas customers and 800.419.6356 for Duke Energy Progress customers

Report an outage or view current outages online at duke-energy.com

We also provide updated on our social media channels to keep customers informed should significant outages occur.

·        Duke Energy on Twitter: http://twitter.com/DukeEnergy

·        Duke Energy on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DukeEnergy

 

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