CAYCE, S.C. (Sept. 11, 2018) – SCE&G is prepared to deploy additional storm responders from around the southeast if Hurricane Florence brings the expected heavy winds and rains that will down power lines.
“Nearly 2,900 personnel, including linemen and damage assessors, are ready to respond quickly to power outages should they occur,” said Bill Turner, SCE&G vice president of Operations. “Having the additional resources on standby and ready to go is essential to restoring power to our customers. We’re going to work as safely and as quickly as possible.”
SCE&G maintains more than 18,000 miles of overhead and underground distribution lines. Year-round efforts to increase the safety and resiliency of our distribution system begin with trimming trees on thousands of miles of rights-of-way in anticipation of severe weather events. In addition, SCE&G maintains more than 3,500 miles of above ground transmission lines, and approximately 20 miles of underground.
Customers can monitor power outages in their area at www.sceg.com/outages-emergencies/power-outages/outage-map. SCE&G also encourages customers to do the following five things:
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