About 44,500 Progress Energy customers in North Carolina are without power as of noon today (Tuesday), the company says. These are the counties with 2,000 or more outages:
Here's the update from Progress Energy on major outages in the state, as of 1 p.m. Monday:
About 98,000 Progress Energy customers are without power in North Carolina as of 7 a.m. today (Monday). That's down from a peak of 280,000 at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Johnston County officials report that 217 citizens sought shelter at Smithfield-Selma High School. Currently the shelter is at 54 percent capacity. The county has an estimated 19,000 Progress Energy power outages.