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Duke Energy restores power to more than 100,000 customers in North Carolina

Christian Fernsby |
Duke Energy has restored power to more than 100,000 of the approximately 209,000 customers impacted so far by Hurricane Dorian as the storm begins its slow exit from North Carolina.

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The hardest-hit counties all in eastern North Carolina include Brunswick, Carteret, Craven, Jones, New Hanover, Onslow and Pamlico.

In addition to power line repairs already completed or underway, Duke Energy also is conducting damage assessment in many areas.

The damage assessment process which can take 24 hours or more helps the company determine which crews, equipment and supplies are needed in specific areas to expedite repairs.

Crews are restoring power, where possible, while simultaneously conducting damage assessment.

In advance of the storm, Duke Energy staged more than 9,000 repair workers.

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