How the Power Was Restored After Hurricane Florence

Florence devastated eastern North Carolina, but crews from all over the country helped residents
Sep 26, 2018 4:20 PM ET

Hurricane Florence battered eastern North Carolina Sept. 14-Sept. 15 and brought heavy rain inland, knocking out power for millions of people. Trees bashed power lines. Roads buckled. Flooding isolated towns and neighborhoods.

Duke Energy was prepared and restored 1.8 million outages in its service territory in heavily hit towns such as Wilmington and New Bern, Jacksonville and Morehead City and Lumberton and Trenton in North Carolina and Dillon and Florence in South Carolina. The company assembled a team of more than 20,000 that included energy companies from other states and as far away as Canada.

Above is a look at the storm's aftermath.