Historic rains cause scattered power outages across S.C.

Power Outage Graphic
Power Outage Graphic

An unprecedented rain event across South Carolina has caused scattered power outages among the state’s electric cooperatives.

As of late Sunday afternoon, the largest outages were being reported by Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative in the Upstate (2,300), Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative in the Midlands (2,200), Tri-County Electric Cooperative in the Eastover area (1,500) and Aiken Electric Cooperative (400).  Other co-ops have experienced outages as rain-weakened trees have fallen on power lines.

Power crews are working around the clock to restore electricity as safely and quickly as possible.  If you lose power, please contact your utility to report the outage.

If flood waters approach your home, turn off electricity at the main breaker fuse box and unplug appliances.

Before re-entering a flood-damaged home or building, make sure the power is off and don’t attempt to reset the circuit breakers until all water has receded.  If you see a downed power line, stay away and call 911.

 

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