More than half a million people without power as Florence continues to batter area

EASTERN CAROLINA - More than 505,000 North Carolinians are without power Friday morning after Hurricane Florence makes landfall near Wrightsville Beach.

The outages are widespread but primarily in Carteret, Craven, New Hanover, Onslow and Pender counties.

Several utility crews remain sidelined as strong winds continue to batter the area. Tideland EMC says its hardest hit areas may be without power for more than a week. Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative says it could be several days before power is restored.

Here is a break down of outage reports as of 9L45 am Friday:

Dominion Energy:
About 2,000 customers are currently without power.

Duke Energy Progress:
Thousands of customers are without power across ENC.
Carteret County -- 24,000+
New Hanover County -- 68,000
Craven County -- 14,000
Onslow County -- 17,000

Jones-Onslow Electric Membership Corporation:
More than 34,000 customers are without power in Onslow County, and more than 3,100 are without power in Jones County.

Tideland EMC:
More than 17,000 customers are currently without power across Beaufort, Craven, Hyde, Pamlico and Washington counties.

Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative:
40,000+ customers are currently without power.