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Power crews from Virginia head to North Carolina to respond to Florence

Courtesy: WJLA

WASHINGTON (WJLA) Duke Energy down in the Carolinas is expecting 1 to 3 million residents to be without power after Hurricane Florence storms through.

The area is going to need all the help it can get.

Dominion Energy in Virginia is stepping in and heading south. 60 workers and about a dozen trucks hitting the road. They have a stop scheduled in Richmond and then are heading to Roanoke Rapids in North Carolina.

With the possibility of between 25 to 75 percent of homes suffering power outages for days if not weeks, it could be a difficult and long operation.

The Dominion Energy facility in Fairfax County alone is sending a team of 12 with three bucket trucks and an auger truck. The idea is to get to their hotel rooms, get a nice warm meal, a good night sleep and then hunker down and ride it out.

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