Dominion gradually restoring power, but has suffered “catastrophic” damage to its infrastructure
By Submitted Story on September 7, 2019
Dominion Energy said that as of 5 a.m., 30,000 customers affected by Hurricane Dorian remain without power. Of those, around 25,500 North Carolina and 4,500 Southeastern Virginia customers remain without service. As of about 6 a.m., about 9,600 Dare County customers and 10,200 Currituck County customers still remain without power.
Dominion says it has experienced catastrophic damage to its infrastructure in coastal areas of Virginia and North Carolina.
It is assessing the damage on land and by air to determine how to get power back on in the safest, fastest way. Dominion will share restoration times as soon as we have enough information to provide an accurate estimate.
In North Carolina and Virginia, more than 7,000 Dominion Energy employees and contract crew members are supporting the restoration effort.
Customers can report outages by reporting online using a mobile device: https://www.dominionenergy.com/outage-center/report-and-check-outages or by calling 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357) .