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What was predicted to be a tropical storm for Ocracoke and Hatteras residents became Hurricane Alex on August 2, 2004. The article discusses how the category 2 storm affected electrical service on the two islands.
Hurricane Dennis lashed the North Carolina coast during the week before Labor Day, cutting communication and transportation to and from Hatteras Island, causing power outages, and forcing many late-summer tourists to leave. High winds and flooding damaged power lines, and many coastal counties lost power for as long as two days.
Thousands of electric cooperative consumer members along North Carolina’s coast suffered power outages during Hurricane Gloria on September 26-27. Total damage from the storm has been estimated at about eight-million dollars. This article discusses the impacts of the storm and efforts to restore power.