Tens of thousands lose power across viewing area during Hurricane Dorian


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Thousands of people remained without power Friday night after Hurricane Dorian brought strong wings, heavy rain and storm surge to the viewing area.

Here’s a look at the latest outages by region.


Dominion Energy’s outage map as of 2 a.m. Saturday showed about 5,000 outages reported in southeastern Virginia, with almost all of them in Virginia Beach. Dominion Energy says its crews are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore power.


As of early Saturday morning, Dominion’s outage map showed more that almost 27,000 customers remained without power across the state — with the majority split between Currituck (10,289) and Dare (9,979).

The Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative posted on its Facebook page an outage is affecting all of Hatteras and Ocracoke islands.

The cooperative said in a later post a broken transmission pole found between Avon and Salvo caused the island-wide outage. A 27-man crew from Lee Electrical Construction responded to assist with the restoration efforts.

As of 7 p.m. Friday, Tideland EMC’s outage map showed 13,851 of its customers remained without service, while more than 6,000 had power restored. Tideland customers should call 1-800-882-1001 to report an outage.

Dominion energy says it has additional resources and equipment to respond to outages as quickly and as safely as possible.  

If you are experiencing a power outage, please report the outage to Dominion Energy immediately. Click here to report it online or call 1-866-DOM-HELP or 1-866-366-4357

Please stay back from all downed wires and damaged equipment. If using a generator, please follow your manufacturer’s guidelines to operate it safely.

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