Tropical Storm Michael Damage Updates & How to Report Damage
Power Outage Update on Monday, October 15:
While the utility companies have made major progress in restoring power, Tropical Storm Michael badly damaged or destroyed powerlines, poles,and other power infrastructure. The photos below from Duke Energy are just an example of the damage. In some cases, a total rebuilding has been required.
As of this morning, about 700 addresses remain without power. Duke Energy officials report that the target to restore all is midnight tonight. The current outage reports are found at: https://www.duke-energy.com/outages/current-outages
Report Tropical Storm Michael Damage:
Chatham County Emergency Management urges residents with structural damage caused by Tropical Storm Michael to report the damage at: www.chathamnc.org/MichaelDamage It is important for the county to have this information to see if we might qualify for federal assistance and to determine what local resources might help residents in need.
Homeowners or business insurance likely will cover some or much of the cost repairs for damaged structures, but remember to take lots of photos from various angles before cleanup or repairs. Also, be very cautious about contractors you hire for repairs to make sure they are reputable and charging a fair price. Do not try to remove downed trees or powerlines yourself. Leave that to trained professionals and utility companies.
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