Power Outages and Overcoming: Big Tales of Unity and Recovery in North Carolina and Tennessee”


As the state experienced further severe storms on Monday, more than 259,000 homes and businesses in North Carolina reported (Power Outages) losing electricity during the previous three days.

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With 77,866 and 17,923 outages, respectively, Wake and Rowan counties had the most power outages, according to News power outage tracker.Over 70,000 power outages were recorded in the Raleigh area on Monday night, while over 6,000 outages were reported in Sanford, according to the Duke Energy outage map.Nearly 250,000 Duke Energy customers in both North and South Carolina lost power, according to a tweet by Jeff Brooks, a grid specialist for the company, on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“Calm in Raleigh after the storm. The work now begins,” Brooks wrote in a subsequent X post on Monday night. “A lot of and  and trees are down, and workers are out repairing outages.”

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Duke Energy Tweet

Nearly 250K @DukeEnergy customers in #nc and #sc are without power as of 8 p.m. due to extremely strong winds and severe weather. To bring back all consumers, more than 4K outage areas will need to be fixed. Once it is safe to do so, crews will restore power. Power outages?

Power Outages in East Tennessee

In East Tennessee, where summer is coming to an end, some of the counties are still suffering from storm damage.

The weather experts at WATE noted downed power lines, trees, and other debris on the highways.

A tree collapsed on top of a parked automobile in the parking lot at a Home Depot on Kingston Pike. Another tree could be seen partially obscuring the store’s entrance.

On Petticoat Lane in Knox County, a tree fell on top of several powerlines. One more tree toppled into a crossing. Following a gas leak caused by a fallen tree, Knoxville Fire Department is also on the scene of a Hazmat incident near Fountain View and Sanders Drive. Additionally, crews are aiding with damaged structures all around the Knoxville region.

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The roof of a Weigel’s on Cedar Bluff Road in West Knoxville was severely damaged by the storm.

According to Jeff Bagwell, a spokesman for Rural Metro Fire, there were debris, downed trees, and damaged garage doors in a neighborhood on Lovell Road in West Knoxville. To help with the efforts to aid the locals affected by the storm, Rural Metro Fire arrived on the scene.

A tree collapsed on top of a parked automobile in the parking lot at a Home Depot on Kingston Pike. Another tree could be seen partially obscuring the store’s entrance.

Buildings in an apartment complex on Lovell Xing Way were “badly damaged” as a result of the storm. Working to evacuate some people is the Knoxville Fire Department and the Karns Fire Department.

Storms have forced the closure of some institutions, including Loudon High School in Loudon, Tennessee. The high school will close on Tuesday, August 8, according to the Loudon County Schools’ Facebook page.

In several areas of the region, flooding has occurred as a result of heavy rainfall. A picture of some water behind a building on Kingston Pike was shared to WATE by a viewer.

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There were numerous power disruptions due to the storm.

At the intersections of Kingston Pike and Seven Oaks Drive, Kingston Pike and Winston Road, and Blount Avenue and Kay Street, the Knoxville Police Department has reported damaged traffic signals. Everyone nearby should exercise caution.

Dominic Webster of WATE reports that Kingston Pike and Northshore Drive traffic signals appear to be malfunctioning.


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