A power outage is proving to be a headache for vacationers on North Carolina's popular Outer Banks

Thousands of tourists have been ordered to evacuate or face legal action.
1:37 | 07/29/17

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Transcript for A power outage is proving to be a headache for vacationers on North Carolina's popular Outer Banks
Teachers have been ordered to get out or face legal action and ABC's aerial rash act brings us this story good morning to you aerial ruining a lot of vacationers certainly is John and Paula that outage prompting the governor of North Carolina to declare a state of emergency. Visitors on one island warned I'll be breaking the law if they don't evacuate. This morning this summer vacation nightmare we had another day left who have been beach fishing. A power outage forcing at least 101000 tourists off the outer banks hung up by candlelight and we're hoping Manning and in the car comeback she outage prompted him. Adulation order on the North Carolina islands of hatteras and ocracoke with no word on when power will be restored. Officials presiding over popular tourist spot ocracoke island threatening misdemeanor charges for visitors who do not heed warnings to leave. This seems like they're trying to get off expeditiously. As we request that the blackout began on Thursday after a construction company working on this new bridge. Drove a steel casing into an electric transmission cable. That's kind of scamper on our find. Sure. Despite bringing back up generators to power the community's emergency services department is asking people as they prepare to leave turn off their AC. Sure of electricity. And those generators are now providing electricity for essential services like EMS and fire crews now working around the clock to get that power back up and running. But that officials say it could be days if not weeks until the power is fully restored in the area that's a tough pill to swallow if you plan on vacation in their in the outer banks which so many here. Doing right now certainly bad for business there assure Murray area I have yet.

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