More than 30K Virginians without power

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VIRGINIA, USA (WRIC) — More than 30,000 Virginians have felt the effects of Hurricane Dorian.

Dominion Energy is reporting that 30,639 customers are without power as of 7:25 a.m. Saturday morning.

Dominion Energy said customers in North Carolina and Virginia could be without power for multiple days because of the Category 1 storm.

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The company said they have located crews and staged materials in order to asess the damage of the storm and be ready to restore power once weather conditions are safe.

“More than 7,000 Dominion Energy employees and contract crew members are ready to support the restoration effort”, the energy company said.

TRACKING THE TROPICS

If you do experience an outage, Dominion Energy offers these tips:

  • The quickest and most efficient way to notify Dominion Energy of a power outage is to report it online using a mobile device.
  • Customers may also call 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357) to report an outage.
  • Turn off all appliances except one light to prevent overload when power comes back on.
  • Be careful to avoid downed power lines, which may be energized and deadly. Remember that downed wires can be hidden under fallen trees or branches or under flooded streets or yards.
  • Stay at least 30 feet away and make sure your family, pets, and neighbors avoid downed wires.

Stay with 8News for updates. Be sure to download the 8News app to keep up with Hurricane Dorian updates if you do lose power.

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