An estimated 10,000 tourists face a noon deadline Friday for evacuating an island on North Carolina's Outer Banks after a construction company caused a power outage, leaving people searching for a place to eat, stay cool or to resume interrupted vacations.The Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative said in a news release Thursday that PCL Construction told the utility it had driven a steel casing into an electric transmission cable while working on the new Bonner Bridge on the state's coast, inadvertently cutting off power to Ocracoke and Hatteras islands.Officials ordered a mandatory evacuation for all visitors on Ocracoke Island effective at 5 p.m. Thursday.
NYS Entity Status
NYS Filing Date
JUNE 18, 2013
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NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
2013 - ISLAND ELECTRIC SERVICES INC.
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