MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCBD) – With the help of 50 out-of-state contract crews, Santee Cooper restored power to nearly 50,000 customers Sunday.
Saturday morning, 50, 310 people were without power. As of 4 p.m. Sunday, distribution line workers restored power too customers except for about 1,000.
Santee Cooper’s transmission crews continued to focus today on damaged structures and lines that are not impacting customer service. Transmission crews restored service to all 21 customer service delivery points yesterday that were impacted by the storm.
Customers are urged to remain alert for downed power lines and other safety hazards:
- Never touch, drive over or try to move a downed power line or anything the line is touching. The line could still be live even if it doesn’t appear to be energized. Call Santee Cooper at 1-888-769-7688 to report downed power lines. Customers can also report power outages at that number or at http://stormcenter.santeecooper.com.
- To ensure your safety and the safety of our line technicians, electric generators should be operated according to strict guidelines. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions completely. Never connect the portable generator to existing house wiring. Connect the generator directly to appliances. Operate generators outside; they emit harmful fumes and contain combustible fuel. Add fuel to the generator only when it is not running and has had time to sufficiently cool. Always properly ground the generator before operating. Refer to the owner’s manual for specific instructions.