Oct. 10, 2016 6:30 p.m. Hurricane Matthew update
Article was added on Monday, October 10, 2016
Santee Electric Cooperative would like to thank crews from
South Pine Electric Cooperative,
Marshall-DeKalb Electric Cooperative, Dixie Electric Cooperative,
Wiregrass Electric Cooperative, Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative
and Joe Wheeler Electric Cooperative all out of Alabama; Carolina
Tree Care out of North Carolina; North Virginia Electric
Cooperative and Choptank Electric Cooperative out of Virginia and
Aspen, Jimmy's Tree Service, Sumter Utilities, McCall Thomas and
Tru Check from South Carolina, who have all come to help with
Hurricane Matthew recovery.
Though we have about 200 men in the
field working, with the extent of the storm, it is slow going for
these crews. With 6,974 outages in Clarendon County, 8,245 in
Florence County, 11,115 in Georgetown County and 10,098 in
Williamsburg County we understand member's frustrations. Restoring
23.91% of our member's electricity is no small task when you have
5,543 miles of line to cover.
begins at our substations and crews move out working their way down
the lines focusing on
large primary feeders and critical infrastructure.
Without knowing the exact damage in each area Santee Electric
Cooperative employees cannot give restoration
As electricity begins to be
restored, power lines may become extremely dangerous. Stay away
from downed power lines.
Please report outages or downed power lines at
, on the SmartHub app, using TextPower or at 1-888-239-2300. A map
of cooperative outages across the state can be found at
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