North Carolina Power Stations Damaged by Gunfire

Restoring power may take days as colder temperatures set in. 

Two substations in North Carolina were damaged by gunfire on Saturday evening, causing massive power outages across Moore County, North Carolina. Approximately 35,000 electric customers in the region remained without power on Monday as authorities are investigating the “criminal occurrence.”

“An attack like this on critical infrastructure is a serious, intentional crime, and I expect state and federal authorities to thoroughly investigate and bring those responsible to justice,” Governor Roy Cooper stated.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the FBI are working with local law enforcement to investigate the “targeted attack.” The Moore County sheriff said a motive has not yet been determined, and “no group has stepped up to acknowledge or accept that they’re the ones that done it.”  

An energy company spokesperson said that many parts of the equipment were damaged and in need of significant repair. The spokesperson said the power outages could last as long as Thursday. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For FBI, state, and local law enforcement as they investigate the attack on the substations.
  • For Governor Cooper to have wisdom as his administration supports efforts to restore power.
  • For city and county officials as they seek to keep people safe and warm in the midst of the power outage.

Sources: AP, Axios, Washington Examiner 


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