Duke Energy, EnergyUnited prepare for storm outages

Published 11:35 am Monday, February 16, 2015

Duke Energy is not reporting any significant outages at this time, but continues to monitor the weather.

If your power goes out, call 1-800-POWERON (1-800-769-3766) or, in Spanish, 1-866-4APAGON or 1-866-427-2466.

You can use this link http://www.duke-energy.com/north-carolina/outages.asp to check on outages and report outages.

The website includes tips for what to do should an outage occur.

EnergyUnited crews are on standby and ready to restore power as quickly as possible should outages occur as a result of the winter weather predicted tonight and into tomorrow, which could bring snow and ice accumulation to some of its 19-county service areas. EnergyUnited members are asked to call 1-800-EUNITED (1-800-386-4833) to report outages that may result from this storm.

Members may obtain up-to-the-minute outage information at the storm center on EnergyUnited’s website (www.energyunited.com/storm_center_outages.asp.) Major outages will also be posted on EnergyUnited’s Facebook and Twitter pages found at www.facebook.com/EnergyUnited and https://twitter.com/EnergyUnitedEMC.

EnergyUnited reminds people to stay away from downed or sparking power lines and to report the location immediately to EnergyUnited by calling our customer care center at 1-800-522-3793.

EnergyUnited offers the following tips to help members stay comfortable and safe if outages occur. Have the following supplies on hand, preferably in a central location that each member of the household can locate quickly if needed:

  • Flashlights and fresh batteries
  • Radio with fresh batteries for weather and news reports
  • Extra blankets, sleeping bags, quilts
  • Non-perishable, easy to prepare food
  • Manual can opener
  • Bottled water or gallon jugs filled with water for drinking and cooking
  • Emergency numbers such as local emergency management, police and hospital contacts.