Duke Energy Has 20K Linemen on Standby for Hurricane Florence

GREENSBORO – As the Carolinas prepare for Hurricane Florence’s wrath, Duke Energy is preparing for anywhere between 1 and 3 million people to lose power during the storm.

Thursday, a company spokesman said they had brought in around 20,000 linemen – nearly half of them from out of state.

Many of them were staging at the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons.

“Because of the size of the storm we are going to see impacts to almost every customer in north Carolina," Davis Montgomery, the district manager for Duke Energy, said.

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