Thousands without power as Hurricane Ian wreaks havoc on Grand Strand, Pee Dee

Thousands without power
Published: Sep. 30, 2022 at 4:52 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 30, 2022 at 10:09 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Hurricane Ian brought hurricane-force wind gusts to the Grand Strand beaches and down through coastal Georgetown County.

It has led to thousands of power outages in the area.

Here is a look at the current outages:

Santee Cooper:

- 80 without power in the Carolina Forest/Socastee area

- 2,541 Surfside Beach/Murrells Inlet

- 1,966 in Litchfield/Pawleys Island

- 13,950 North Myrtle Beach, Little River

Horry Electric:

Horry Electric’s Outage Management System has experienced technical difficulties, an issue that has since been fixed. Public Relations Coordinator for Horry Electric, Jennifer Cummings said many outages which had been showing since 3 p.m. had been restored. However, over 6,000 are still without power in Horry County.


- 4,965 customers without power in Florence County

- 2,834 in Marion County

- 1,900 in Dillon County

- 692 Darlington County

- 951 Horry County

- 775 Georgetown County

“Once the storm passes and conditions are safe, Duke Energy will begin assessing damage and restoring outages. The company restores power in a sequence starting with public health and safety facilities and equipment that restores the greatest number of customers.” - Duke Energy


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