Progress is seeking steeper payment cuts than Duke. The request comes as Progress Energy seeks a 14 percent rate increase for North Carolina residential customers.
Advocates of renewable energy say North Carolina’s solar industry already operates on very thin margins due to the impending loss of a subsidy, and the proposed cuts could bring the industry to a standstill.
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The StormTrack 3 Weather Team is tracking a powerful winter storm racing towards NC that could produce damaging winds and tornadoes across the area today. This has the potential to be a dangerous situation this afternoon.
The cold front that will spark these thunderstorms will approach the area by lunchtime, which will coincide with the best heating of the day – making it easier to form thunderstorms. When strong storms form, it will be easy for them to start to rotate and possibly form tornadoes.
The best window for severe storms will be between 11am-5pm. As mentioned, damaging winds as high as 75 mph will be possible in any thunderstorms, and isolated strong tornadoes are a threat – particularly away from the coast.
HAVE A PLAN
If a tornado threatens, it’s best to be is low to the ground away from windows. Locate an interior room on your home’s lowest floor. This often may be a bathroom or even a closet. Locate this and make sure your family knows where to go if a tornado warning is issued for your area.
Make sure you have a way to receive warnings. The StormTrack 3 Weather Team has many ways to provide you with this potentially live saving information.
Download the StormTrack 3 Mobile App for your smart phone. This receives warnings and can notify you in the event of a storm, even if the power is out.