Eastern North Carolina feels remnants from Hurricane Zeta

Published: Oct. 29, 2020 at 7:18 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - High winds rolled into Eastern North Carolina Thursday as Hurricane Zeta made its way up the east coast.

The high wind stayed in the area throughout the day, causing power outages across Eastern North Carolina.

According to the Greenville Utilities Power Outage Map at 5 p.m., there were more than 900 GUC customers affectswithout power.

Greenville resident, Taylor Beale lives near Jaycee Park. She said she was without power for several hours Thursday before it finally came back on.

Greenville Utilities says electric crews are responding to the scattered outages due to wind damage and will continue to work until power is restored.

According to the North Carolina Emergency Management, there were around 368,000 power outages recorded across our state as of 5 p.m.

With rain in the forecast, Greenville Utilities tells customers what they can do to prepare for outages that could happen.

One reminder from GUC is that customers remember to report any outages they experience, either online or by phone.

Greenville Utilities also says if you are driving around, make sure you pay attention to power lines.

If you see a power line down, don’t touch it or drive over it because you never know if it still has electricity flowing through it or not, instead call your electric company.

Greenville Utilities recommends customers report any outage to their website below.

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