Cayce, S.C. (Oct. 11, 2016) – SCE&G is providing county-by-county estimates for restoring power to customers impacted by Hurricane Matthew.
Estimated times of restoration can be found online by clicking the county name on SCE&G’s outage map: www.sceg.com/outages/.
More than 290,000 customers were without power at the peak of the storm. Fewer than 57,000 customers were still without power this morning, mainly in hard-hit areas along the coast.
“We know the number one question on people’s minds is when will my power be restored,” said Keller Kissam, president of retail operations for SCE&G. “We’re providing county-by-county estimates to help our customers plan and begin to return to normalcy after this devastating storm. While we’re confident we can meet these estimates, we also know that there are some areas in Beaufort County that remain inaccessible, and it will take more time to restore in those few areas. We want to thank our customers for their patience, and reassure them that our crews are working as quickly and safely as they can to restore power to each and every one of our customers.”
Estimated times of restoration range from Oct. 13 to Oct. 16, with the exception of Daufuskie Island, Fripp Island and Hunting Island, which could potentially exceed estimates due to lack of accessibility and the extent of damage in those areas.
More than 1,000 off-system crew members and 2,000 SCE&G employees are assisting with storm restoration efforts. Damage assessment and restoration efforts will continue throughout the week, as crews completing work inland join others working in hard-hit areas along the coast.
More information on SCE&G’s restoration process can be found online at www.sceg.com/restore. For up-to-date storm information and to report an outage visit www.sceg.com/storm.
Safety is still a priority, and SCE&G urges customers to stay away from downed power lines. Storms can cause tree limbs and entire trees to break and fall, sometimes taking power lines and even meter boxes down with them. Always assume any downed power line you see is live and stay away. To report a downed line, call 1-888-333-4465.
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company is a regulated public utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 706,000 customers in 24 counties in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 352,000 customers in 38 counties in the state.