Emergency Declared and Curfew Ordered Following Moore County, NC Power Grid Attack

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More than 40,000 homes and businesses are without power

Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields reports that the mass power outage across the county is being investigated as a criminal occurrence.

Just after 7 pm on Saturday evening, December 3, 2022, several different communities across Moore County began experiencing power outages.

As utility companies began responding to the different substations, evidence — including gunfire — was discovered that indicated that intentional vandalism had occurred at multiple sites.

“[We] have formed a plan for the night and the next few nights that we may be out of power. It’s a very serious situation,” said Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields. “So we’ve come to an agreement to best protect our citizens and to protect the businesses of our county, we’re going to implement a curfew tonight.”

Moore County is under a curfew from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. local time.

Moore County Sheriff’s Deputies and various other law enforcement agencies within the county responded to the different areas and are providing further site security. The FBI is also involved in the investigation.

Anyone with any information should contact the Moore County Sheriff’s Office at 910-947-2931.

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