On 4 December 2022, authorities in Moore County, North Carolina, declared a countywide state of emergency and enacted a 2100-0500 local time (0200-1000 UTC) nightly curfew amid power outages following an attack on electrical substations the previous day. At least two substations were damaged by gunfire on the night of 3 December, leaving more than 41,000 homes and businesses without electricity. Authorities estimate that the blackout could last until 8 November. No information is available regarding a possible motive for attacking the electrical substations. The FBI is assisting local police with the investigation into the event.