Thousands without power in NC, flooding rivers cause concern
Posted October 10, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — Hurricane Matthew left behind significant damage to homes, roads, businesses and cars over the weekend as flooding swept through the area. Thousands of homes and businesses are still without power Monday morning across the state.
The outages are getting better - at one point, there were three quarters of a million people without power, but crews from in and out of state are working to get it back on.
335,000 as of 6 a.m.
10,000 Duke Energy workers will be out at Walnut Creek Monday morning to load up in trucks and hit problem spots across NC. They prepare to work 15-16 hour shifts.
3-5,000 more than were working yesterday.
Trees coming down
In Raleigh, Crabtree Valley Mall is back open after signifigant flooding in the parking lot which closed the mall Saturday. Most of the water is gone, but it has left a big mess. Clean-up crew used fire hoses and shovels to clean up the water and mud.
Trees downed near Cameron Village caused road closures near St. Mary's Street.