CHARLOTTE, N.C. – With North Carolina and South Carolina possibly in the path of Hurricane Isaias, Duke Energy is preparing for potential power outages and encouraging customers to do the same.

Hurricane Isaias is forecasted to impact Florida on Saturday and Sunday, and the Carolinas on Monday and Tuesday.

“We know many of our customers are spending lots of time at home due to the pandemic, and they’re depending on us for reliable power,” said Jason Hollifield, Duke Energy’s Carolinas storm director. “If power outages occur, our repair teams are ready to safely restore power as quickly as possible.”

During non-pandemic times, restoring power after a storm can be difficult for utility repair crews as travel and work conditions can be affected by high winds,

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