A week-and-a-half after Hurricane Irene hit, one utility provider says people can expect outages to occur because of dangling limbs that have snapped and because of weakened equipment.
Lisa Galizia, Communications Director for Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative's, says "The impacts of a storm like this often are felt long after the bad weather has passed. As our crews are working in the field and our field service representatives are reading meters they are looking closely for any residual problems that need to be corrected."
Galizia says the co-op's crews, and those from three other cooperatives called in to assist right after Hurricane Irene, took care of the obvious damages and problems to restore power as quickly as possible. CCEC's crews are now working to find and address any additional system needs.
Galizia says homeowners are urged to use extreme caution as they continue to clean up debris from Hurricane Irene. "People need to be keenly aware of their surroundings as they cut trees and work near power lines," Galizia said.
Galizia also says other storms like the ones Moving Through Wednesday can cause issues.
To report any problems or potential problems that need the co-op's attention, call (252) 247-3107.