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Raleigh Power Crews To Assist With Dennis Restoration Efforts

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Power crews from the Triangle will help people left in the dark after Hurricane Dennis.

Several trucks will head down from Raleigh to Alabama Monday morning to spend at least a week, helping to restore power to thousands of people.

As a powerful Category 3 storm, Hurricane Dennis blew into the Gulf Coast with winds measuring 120 mph winds and eight inches of rain.

More than 500,000 electric customers in the Florida panhandle and southern Alabama lost power.

Officials with Progress Energy said more than 300 workers are heading to Alabama. North Carolina Electric Cooperatives are also sending 185 linemen down to Alabama.

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