Hurricane Florence: How One Energy Provider Is Preparing For Outages05:49
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Utility trucks line up in a parking lot adjacent to Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. The trucks were staging prior to a trip to Wilmington, North Carolina, to help with power restoration efforts in the wake of Hurricane Florence. (Skip Foreman/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Utility trucks line up in a parking lot adjacent to Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. The trucks were staging prior to a trip to Wilmington, North Carolina, to help with power restoration efforts in the wake of Hurricane Florence. (Skip Foreman/AP)

There's likely to be record rain and storm surge as Hurricane Florence makes landfall. Combined with high winds, that could cause power outages lasting from days to weeks.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd checks in with Harry Sideris, chief distribution officer for Duke Energy, which provides electricity to more than 4 million people in the Carolinas.

This segment aired on September 13, 2018.

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