Hundreds lost power in Awendaw on Friday night as the town began seeing some effects from Tropical Storm Florence.
497 outages were reported as of 9 p.m. in the Awendaw area, according to Berkeley Electric Cooperative. Earlier in the evening, over 1200 customers in the town were without power.
The utility company has deployed crews to restore power.
According to a post on the company’s Facebook page, over 200 additional personnel will begin arriving as soon as Saturday to assist with recovery efforts, if needed.