Mark Strassman, Michael Chambers, Oregon discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News


Water distribution for those who need it, CBS Mark strassman reports. More than 750 people received boxes of giveaway groceries from the North Carolina food bank. Michael chambers told us he had to toss perishable food worth $500. Trying to replace them by ten pounds to get back on. Investigators now say, one person has died during this power crisis, but it's not entirely clear whether that death was caused by this ongoing outage. Duke Energy says it's ahead of schedule, making the repairs and could restore power by late tonight, and more attacks on electrical systems are being reported in other states. CBS News is confirming that a bulletin issued by local and federal law enforcement in Oregon warns of attacks to power grids following recent incidents in Oregon and Washington state. The bulletin says power companies in both states have reported physical attacks on electrical substations by people using hand tools arson firearms and metal chains. It says the incidents may be in response to an online call for attacks on power systems. And the FBI and Portland Oregon is out with a statement urging people to report any suspicious activity to police. As the investigation of what happened at those North Carolina substations continues, the power companies that keep your lights on around here are paying close attention. WTO reached out to Dominion Energy Pepco and BGE and while none of the company spoke of stepping up security specifically in response to the North Carolina situation, they all as you'd imagine are monitoring things. Dominion says it's talking with federal state and local law enforcement, intelligence agencies and industry peers to proactively assess what's happening a state over. BGE and Pepco both part of Exelon had a similar response and in a joint statement says they're constantly investing to make sure their systems are secured and they do drills to respond to evolving threats. Mike Murillo, WTO news. Coming up on WTO, a mother shot and killed while driving with her kids in the backseat I'm Neil, or I can stay. It's one 43. Pay ARS cards for kids. With car prices at an all time high, our donors are now getting highest receipts ever. Don't miss out for

Coming up next