Utility crews have been working South Carolina since the early morning hours to restore power knocked out by Tropical Storm Michael.
At the peak of the outages, more than 135,000 outages were reported across the state by Duke Energy, the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina and SCE&G.
“The thing that really is working in our favor is: one, the preparations that we’ve done and second is the fact that behind this storm is some good clear weather… that we’re going to be able to work with,” SCE&G spokesman Eric Boomhower said.
Before they go out to make repairs, line workers will assess the safety of the situation first.
“As the most severe weather clears out, those crews go in and it starts with damage assessment, trying to figure out where are the trouble spots and then we start to allocate the resources to those areas as quickly as possible,” Boomhower said. [Read more…]