UPDATE RECEIVED FROM SCE&G:
SCE&G Crews Restored Power to 100,000 Overnight
SCE&G crews worked overnight restoring power to more than 100,000 customers impacted by Hurricane Matthew. More than 290,000 outages were reported at the peak of the storm, which occurred at 2 p.m. Saturday. Hardest hit by the high winds were customers in the coastal counties of Charleston, Beaufort, Dorchester and Colleton as well as Richland County in the Midlands. SCE&G secured more than 1,000 off-system crew members to supplement the more than 2,000 SCE&G employees assisting with storm restoration efforts. Clearing downed trees, replacing broken poles and damaged equipment and navigating difficult terrain are all a part of the restoration process for our strong and steady crews. While many things in life are instantaneous today, rebuilding and replacing infrastructure is still a time and labor intensive process. The level of damage South Carolina has sustained will take time for our crews and require a vigilance for safety. They will continue to work long, challenging hours until the last customer receives power. More information on SCE&G’s restoration process can be found online at www.sceg.com/restore.
Current County outages as of 7pm on 10/9/16:
Berkeley - 3,401
Charleston - 49,743
Dorchester - 18,587
For up-to-date outage information and to report an outage visitwww.sceg.com/storm. Helpful phone numbers: Downed/sparking lines: 1-888-333-4465 Gas outages/leaks: 1-800-815-0083