North Carolina Emergency Management is reporting there are 12,828 power outages statewide as of 6 p.m.

By county there are currently over 2,200 in Scotland County and 1,500 in Robeson County.

As wind speed begins to increase across the region, power outages are likely to increase due to downed trees and power lines.

Brandon Plotnick is a former sports journalist, now living in the digital space with interests all over the musical and pop culture map.