RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Even before Hurricane Ian made landfall in South Carolina just after 2 p.m. on Friday, the Triangle and counties across central NC were well into seeing the impacts roll in.
In total, the Triangle saw nearly 24 straight hours of rain and heavy winds, according to the CBS 17 Storm Team.
The onslaught of wet and windy conditions brought on heavy damages from fallen trees to homes, cars and power lines.
At 10:11 p.m. Saturday, there were 36,088 customers without power in North Carolina, including 8,727 across Wake, Durham, Cumberland and Orange counties.
At 5:42 p.m. Sunday, 4,973 customers remained without power in the state, with 818 of those outages reported across Wake, Durham, Cumberland and Orange counties.
By 11:30 p.m. Sunday, 4,581 customers in North Carolina were still without power. More than half of those were in Granville County where 2,484 customers experienced an outage starting around 11 p.m. Sunday.
But late Sunday night, there were under 90 customers still in the dark in Durham and Wake counties combined.
At 10:15 a.m. Monday, only 1,400 customers across North Carolina remained without power, with only 272 outages reported across Wake, Durham, Cumberland and Orange counties. 114 outages remained in Johnston County.
At 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, only 353 customers across North Carolina remained without power.
Duke Energy says more than 10,000 of their workers are working to restore power across North and South Carolina.
They estimate that most outages in the Triangle will be restored before midnight Sunday.
Outages reported on Duke Energy’s outage map that do not list an estimate say “repairs and damage assessment underway” or “additional repairs required.”
CBS 17’s storm team said sustained winds from 20-30 mph, with gusts ranging between 30-56 mph, may have caused some of these outages.
Here’s a look at the top wind gusts recorded in the CBS 17 viewing area.
If you are experiencing a power outage in North Carolina, you can report it to Duke Energy here, in the Duke Energy app or by texting “OUT” to 57801.