Cayce, S.C. (Sept. 10, 2018) – As Hurricane Florence approaches, SCE&G is encouraging customers to be prepared and stay safe for what may be a prolonged outage event.
“Regardless of this storm’s exact path, we anticipate Florence will bring dangerous winds and the potential for heavy rain and flooding across our service territory, which could result in significant power outages for our customers,” said SCE&G Vice President of Operations Bill Turner. “We have worked for years to strengthen our system against the impacts of severe weather, and our response for this particular event has already begun. We ask that all of our customers stand ready to execute their plans as well.”
While the goal is to restore power safely and efficiently, during the height of the storm SCE&G is committed to making sure that all employees are safe until the storm passes.
“A severe weather event such as this will be challenging not only for our customers, but also our employees,” Turner added. “Crews will begin restoring power as soon as it is safe for them to do so.”
Customers can monitor power outages in their area on our website at www.sceg.com/outages-emergencies/power-outages/outage-map.
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company is a regulated public utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 723,000 customers in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 371,000 customers throughout the state.