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 pay some power 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 repairs it could restore power by tomorrow night, and there are fears that this may be a pattern now that more attacks on electrical systems are being reported in other states, CBS News is confirming tonight 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 everything from 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 in Portland Oregon is out with a statement, urging people to report any suspicious activity to police. As the investigation into what happened in those North Carolina substation issues, the power companies that keep your lights on around this area 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 Morello, WTO news. Coming up on WTO P and update on terps basketball, 9 43. Importers

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