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    Turn Around Don’t Drown PSA

    Heavy rains can cause dangerous flash flooding. The National Weather Service reminds motorists that cars can get swept away in as little as 12 inches of flowing water. Watch this video to better understand and avoid the risk. Read more

    Sep 13, 2018

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    Power repair work could be delayed by slow-moving storm

    The predicted slow movement of Hurricane Florence across South Carolina could delay the beginning of repairs, and that could mean extended power outages. Line crews cannot begin repair work until it is safe to work outside. Read more

    Sep 13, 2018

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    Live outage map

    Use this online tool to track power outages and the progress of repairs throughout the S.C. electric cooperative system. Read more

    Sep 1, 2017

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    Emergency contacts and resources

    Use these resources to keep your family informed and safe in the event of any disaster. Plus: Learn how South Carolina’s electric cooperatives and emergency responders work together before, during and after a major storm. Read more

    Sep 1, 2017

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    What to do when bad weather strikes

    Use this guide to understand—and prepare for—the most common weather disasters in South Carolina. Read more

    Sep 1, 2017

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    Food safety tips during a power outage

    Storm-induced power outages can take you by surprise. If you’ve lost power and have a refrigerator full of food, make sure time and temperatures are on your side. Read more

    Sep 1, 2017

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    Build your own storm kit

    The best way to cope with a weather-related emergency is to be prepared. Use these tips to build a basic storm kit that can carry you through emergency situations at home or in the event of evacuations. Read more

    Sep 1, 2017

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    Evacuating with pets

    Pets are a precious part of the family. So, when you’re making evacuation plans in advance of a major storm, be sure you have a plan for getting your pets safely out of your home, too. Read more

    Sep 1, 2017

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    Reporting your power outage

    If you see downed power lines or your home experiences a power outage, use this directory to report it to your local electric cooperative. Don’t assume another member has called. Read more

    Sep 1, 2017

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    Restoring your power after a storm

    When a major storm hits, electric co-op lineworkers stand ready to swing into action to repair power outages, often before the storm is even over. Learn how they safely restore power to the greatest number of customers in the shortest time possible. Read more

    Sep 1, 2017

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  • Four steps to restoring power

    Your cooperative works hard to restore your electric service when outages occur. Learn the four necessary steps lineworkers must take to ensure that power is restored to members as quickly and as safely as possible. Read more

    Sep 1, 2017

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    Stay away from downed power lines

    The storm may be over, but that doesn’t mean the danger has passed. When a heavy storm damages utility poles or brings down power lines where they can come in contact with people or vehicles, there is always a risk of serious injury or death. Read more

    Sep 1, 2017

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    Generator safety

    Learn how to protect the lives of your family and the co-op’s line crews when using portable and permanent generators in the aftermath of a storm. Read more

    Sep 1, 2017

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    How you can help in an emergency

    After a storm, your local electric cooperative is committed to restoring your power as quickly and as safely as possible. For those who want to help in that effort, here are some do’s and don’ts to keep everyone—the public and the repair crews—safe. Read more

    Sep 1, 2017

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    Stay alert for evacuation orders

    When storms approach, state officials may issue evacuation orders for flood-prone areas of the South Carolina coast. Watch for updates from the S.C. Emergency Management Division and "Know Your Zone." Read more

    Aug 31, 2017

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