Crews working to restore power to thousands in the Grand Strand, Pee Dee after Hurricane Ian

Published: Oct. 1, 2022 at 9:26 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 1, 2022 at 1:05 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 on Friday, leading to thousands of power outages in the area.

As of Saturday morning, many areas remain without power as crews continue working to restore it:

Santee Cooper

The utility’s outage map showed 5,783 outages as of around 1 p.m. Saturday. Nearly 20 crews and 25 external crews are working 16-hour shifts in order to restore power. Full restoration of power for the area is expected by Sunday afternoon.

Horry Electric

As of around 1 p.m. Saturday, Horry Electric said it was down to around 2,900 outages. Crews hope to make “significant progress” Saturday with full restoration for all customers expected by Sunday.

Duke Energy

As of around 1 p.m., Duke’s outage map reported the following:

- 1,809 customers without power in Marion County

- 1,138 in Florence County

- 665 in Marlboro County

- 319 in Georgetown County

- 227 in Dillon County

- 121 in Horry County

- 31 in Darlington County


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