Public news and announcements are brought to you by the Horry County Public Information Office.
With the last burst of strong winds passing through our area, Horry County has experienced MAJOR county-wide power outages…Santee Cooper currently has over 40% of their customers without power and Horry Electric Cooperative has 90% without power. It is estimated that it will take several days to fully restore electrical services throughout the county.
In addition, Horry County has major thoroughfares that are impassable due to flooding and/or numerous downed trees including:
With over one hundred roads impassable throughout the county, public safety officials are pleading with the public to STAY OFF THE ROADS!!! For the safety of our citizens and our public safety personnel, Horry County has instituted a curfew (for the unincorporated areas of the county) from 6 p.m. this evening until 6 a.m. Sunday morning and again Sunday, October 9 from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. (Monday morning).
To report a downed line or power outage:
Will need name on the account, location of the downed line/outage and a phone number.
***For both Santee Cooper & Horry Electric, the phone lines will be very busy. Callers should be patient and keep trying to get through.
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