Stay prepared for approaching winter storm

Stay prepared for approaching winter storm

A wintry mix of precipitation is anticipated across the Carolinas this weekend with temperatures hovering around the freezing mark. The expected combination of sleet, freezing rain and snow will produce hazardous travel conditions and the likelihood of power outages. Damage from ice on trees and power lines, coupled with challenging conditions, could result in longer outage restoration times. With these cold temperatures in the forecast, we encourage you to prepare now.


Follow these helpful steps to be ready:

  • Prepare in advance

Visit Storm Center to learn how to remain safe during all phases of a storm.

  • Sign up for Outage Alerts and know how to report an outage

Receive the most up-to-date information about restoration efforts by enrolling in Outage Alerts. If you lose power, text OUT to 57801, report online or via the mobile app, or call 800.419.6356.

  • Understand how Duke Energy restores power

Crews are ready to respond should outages occur. Learn more about the restoration process following a damaging storm.

Stay safe this weekend, and tune into your local media for the latest updates for your area on the approaching winter weather.

Courtesy of: Duke Energy