Thousands without power in the Cape Fear region

SLIDESHOW: Initial damage from Hurricane Florence

SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA (WECT) - As Hurricane Florence creeps closer to southeastern North Carolina, reports of power outages associated with the storm are starting to pop up.

The Duke Energy outage map can be found here.

The Four County Electric outage map can be found here.

The Brunswick Electric outage map can be found here.

A note from Duke Energy states that high winds and flooding from Hurricane Florence will impede the pace of outage restoration efforts. Work will begin when conditions safely allow, the notice stated.

N.C. Emergency Management tweeted around 6 a.m. that more than 321,600 people across the North Carolina coast are without power. The counties most affected are New Hanover, Pender, Carteret, Craven and Onslow.

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