Posted BY: Jack Gleason
Almost 50,000 Duke Power customers in Moore County, N.C. were left in the dark on Sunday night in what has been called a domestic act of terrorism. A curfew is running from 9 P.M. to 5 A.M. as schools close and crime spikes. Most customers remain without heat, refrigeration, and water.
Duke Energy spokesman Jeff Brooks said, “We are looking at a pretty sophisticated repair with some fairly large equipment and so we do want citizens of the town to be prepared that this will be a multiday restoration for most customers, extending potentially as long as Thursday.”
Two power stations were targeted by direct gunfire.
The attackers knew “exactly what they were doing,” said Moore County, N.C. Sherriff Ronnie Fields. “It was a gate, and they went through the gate, got at the substation, and shot it as well. … It wasn’t random.”