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as declared in Erica Carlson’s family has gone to the Outer Banks to vacation for 21 years, but an extended power outage was a first.
They were among thousands of tourists on Ocracoke and Hatteras islands who have been ordered to pack up and evacuate after a major power outage early Thursday.
Tourists copingSandi Beck, 52, of Trinity, North Carolina, said Friday that she and her husband were in Avon on Hatteras Island when power went out.
The utility said it was providing temporary power to Hatteras Island using a diesel generating plant in Buxton and Frisco and nine generators.
The utility provides power to the seven Hatteras Island villages, and its transmission cable goes underneath Hatteras Inlet and into Ocracoke.
Cut Outer Banks control link was set apart in connect work design, could take weeks to settle
as declared in News & Observer file and AP photos Video by John Hansen
News & Observer file and AP photos Video by John Hansen10,000 tourists must be off Ocracoke Island by Noon Friday after massive power outage caused by Bonner Bridge construction crew Thursday.
Days or weeks to fix, officials say.
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