CHARLOTTE, N.C. – When severe weather strikes the Carolinas, there's always the risk of power outages.

But do you know how to report a power outage to Duke Energy?

HOW TO REPORT AN OUTAGE

To report a power outage to Duke Energy, you can call 1-800-769-3766. You can also report outages online by clicking here.

If you see a fallen power line or a safety hazard, call Duke Energy officials at 1-800-769-3766. To check the status of current power outages, click here.