DOE reports much progress on service restoration after Hurricane Matthew

Restoration efforts from Hurricane Matthew across the southeastern U.S. Atlantic coastline continue and significant progress has been made over the past few days, the Department of Energy (DOE) said in an Oct. 13 update.

Flooding resulting from levy and dam breeches hindered restoration efforts in portions of North Carolina. Restoration crews are being rerouted from areas that have seen near complete restoration to areas that are still affected, DOE said.

A large percentage of customers have already had power restored, especially in Florida, Georgia, and Virginia. Restoration continues in the Carolinas. Many service areas will be completely restored by the end of the week, although restoration will take longer for customers in areas with significant flooding, namely Eastern North Carolina.

Mutual assistance agreements are working well and utility crews have arrived from other parts of the country, as well as Canada to assist in the restoration, DOE said.

 

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