Environment
5:27 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

North Carolinians Helping Storm Victims

North Carolinians are stepping up to help people in the mid-Atlantic and New England states affected by the storm. Duke Energy is sending crews to help restore power. Dave Scanzoni is a spokesman for the utility.

Dave Scanzoni:" Duke Energy has committed to send about 12-hundred line workers to the Northeast and impacted areas from Hurricane Sandy. These crews will mostly be contractors that work full time for Duke Energy largely in Florida and some from our territories in Indiana as well."

The crews will re-string power lines and clear debris from substations. North Carolina-based Lowe's has sent extra trucks of supplies to the hardest-hit areas. And the American Red Cross has volunteers and emergency vehicles on stand-by in the Triangle, ready to go if needed.