Massive Power Outage in North Carolina Was Caused By Gunfire Damaging Substations, Leaving 40,000 Without Power
December 5, 2022 | North Carolina
A massive power outage in North Carolina was caused by two substations being damaged by gunfire on Saturday night, according to the Moore County Sheriff’s Office.
Over 40,000 people were left without power because of the criminal actions.
Mike Cameron of the Southern Pines Fire and Rescue Department told CNN that a gate at one of the locations was taken off the hinges. Duke Energy spokesman Jeff Brooks told WRAL that crews are experiencing “multiple equipment failures” at substations in Moore County.
The sheriff’s office echoed Brooks’ statement.
“Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields reports that the mass power outage across the county is being investigated as a criminal occurrence,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post. “Just after 7 pm on Saturday evening, December 3, 2022, several different communities across Moore County began experiencing power outages.”… (Excerpt from Gateway Pundit)