Hurricane Florence: Duke Energy's nuclear power plants brace for impact

Greenville News: With Hurricane Florence set to hit the North Carolina coast on Friday, Duke Energy started to shut down its Brunswick nuclear power plant Thursday morning.

Brunswick Nuclear Plant, four miles inland in Southport, North Carolina, is currently in the path of the Category 2 storm.

"Per our procedures, operators are systematically shutting down the units, unit 1 first and then unit 2, prior to the storm making landfall," Duke Energy spokesman Chris Rimel said.

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