CARTHAGE, N.C. (WNCN) — Moore County had a high percentage of power outages with nearly a third of all Duke Energy customers in the dark Sunday night, officials said.
As of 10:30 p.m., about 13,000 customers were without power in the county that includes the towns of Southern Pines and Pinehurst, according to Duke Energy.
County officials opened a shelter Saturday anticipating power outages, however by Sunday night no residents were there seeking help, Moore County Emergency Management officials said.
The Moore County Sports Complex – Recreation Center at 155 Hillcrest Park Lane in Carthage, opened at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Moore County officials said the shelter will remain open until Monday morning.
Anyone needing assistance from the shelter will need to answer COVID-19 screening questions, officials said.
For information about what the shelter will provide contact D. Bryan Phillips at 910-947-6317, go onto Moore County’s Public Safety Facebook page, Twitter, or official website.