Duke needs to raise substation
Friday, September 21, 2018
The citizens of Grifton have continued since Hurricane Floyd to go without power for several days after a hurricane due to Duke Energy not addressing the issue with its substation on Harvey Rouse Road.
This substation floods every time a storm hits our area because of an canal running beside the station. It is amazing that nothing has been done to raise the power panels up to in order to keep this from happening time and time again.
The town of Ayden's substation sits right beside the one which fails due to flooding, but on theirs the power panels are 3-4 feet higher so the town can operate. Hopefully with your help of getting this out, someone will decide to finally address this so the town of Grifton and its residents so they aren't left having to go to surrounding towns to get food and gas and the basics to live after enduring the storm itself. Thank you for sharing this information.