Progress Energy has reported several counties in Eastern Carolina with significant power outages.
Major outages as of 3:00 p.m. the total Progress Energy customers out in North Carolina - approximately 268,723.
Outages for counties with 5,000 or more customers:
Outages by Counties:
New Hanover 38,300
Scattered outages throughout other counties in coastal and eastern N.C.
190,000 customer are without power after the latest update from Progress Energy. Officials say New Hanover County is experiencing over 60,000 outages as of 8:00 a.m. Saturday.
Progress Energy says Carteret County has over 16,000 customers without power where Craven County has 14,000 customers without power.
Other counties that Progress Energy is showing outages for are Beaufort County as well as Pitt and Wayne Counties. Many of the counties also have other utility companies that serve thousands of customers with additional outages.
Lenoir and Onslow Counties both report about 1,700 homes and business affected. Kinston and Jacksonville are the heaviest hit cities at this time.
About 1,300 people in Pamlico County are without power at this time, which is almost one-third of the county.
Additional outages have also been reported in Wayne, Duplin, Beaufort and Craven Counties for Progress Energy customers. Crews are currently assessing damage.