Power Restoration

The two power companies that provide service to residents in Sanford are Duke Energy Progress and Central Electric Membership Corporation. Both companies have prepared to face the challenges anticipated in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

Duke Energy



Duke Energy to deploy more than 20,000 line workers and support personnel to Carolinas to respond to Hurricane Florence. They will have enough crews in the Carolinas to restore power but restoration cannot begin until the storm has passed and their workers can safely access impacted communities.

Restoration efforts will be further delayed if the storm stalls, which could result in significant flooding limiting access to power equipment and additional structural damage. See Duke Energy's priority of restoration here.

Outage Reporting:
  • Visit duke-energy.com.
  • Text OUT to 57801.
  • Call the automated outage-reporting system at 800-769-3766 for Duke Energy Carolinas customers and 800-419-6356 for Duke Energy Progress customers.

Central Electric Membership Corporation



Central Electric crews are prepared to respond to any outages that may occur due to heavy rain and wind in our area from Hurricane Florence. If forecasts of Florence’s track hold and the storm makes landfall on the N.C. coast as currently projected, our area should prepare for wide spread outages. 

Outage Reporting:
  • Visit CEMC's Outage Center
  • Text OUT to 800-446-7752
  • Call the automated reporting system at 877-766-6769.

Food Safety After a Power Outage


The North Carolina Cooperative Extension has several resources to help with food and water safety after a power outage. Find them here.