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What Did The OBX Power Outage Look Like From Space?

NASA images captured the power outages along Ocracoke and Hatteras Islands last week.
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NASA images captured the power outage along Ocracoke and Hatteras Islands last week.

A NASA satellite captured nighttime images of two popular Outer Banks barrier islands that have been without power for nearly a week.

The images show Ocracoke and Hatteras Islands on July 27 and again on July 30, 2017, before and after the blackout.

The outage was caused when crews from PCL Construction building a new bridge over the Oregon Inlet severed the underground line Thursday. Generators have been brought in but can't produce enough electricity to support the estimated 50,000 visitors during a typical summer week.

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