Power outages across the state as Hurricane Ian makes landfall

Duke Energy of the Carolinas prepares response as storm hits
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As Hurricane Ian made landfall on South Carolina's coast, reports of power outages began across the state, especially in areas near the path of the storm.

Duke Energy Friday released a statement, expressing their preparedness ahead as Hurricane Ian impacts power for those around the state.

Duke Energy's Carolinas storm director, Jason Hillified, said in the statement "We care about the safety of our customers, crews and employees during and after every storm event. We're trained and prepared, and we want to ensure our customers are safe and ready for any impacts from the storm."

Nearly 10,000 crew members are on standby from Duke Energy and ready to respond to various situations across both North and South Carolina.

Those in Duke Energy's network are advised to expect multiday power outages, especially in areas closest to the storm's path.

So far, over 200,000 people, mostly in the southeastern and coastal regions of the state, have seen reported outages.

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