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Beware of Thunderstorms and Chanticleers


July 06, 2016   By Jessica Yourko in Power Delivery

“Three-two coming to Ryan Haug.  He got it!  It's all over!  Coastal Carolina rules the roost. They win the national championship!"

And just like that, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers won their first ever NCAA College World Series championship. It was an amazing moment to witness from the comfort of my air-conditioned home, but I imagine it was even more exhilarating to be there live and in person.

This championship game was supposed to have been played the evening before, but due to severe weather conditions, the game was postponed.  Fortunately, the weather held out the following day.  The Chants won and all was well with the world---except for the band of thunderstorms that began to roll through our area just as the last pitch was thrown.

Thunderstorms are the norm this time of year.  Usually just before 5 p.m. each day, clouds begin to swirl around and the sky becomes black. Luckily for us, these storms don’t seem to linger too long, but often times they produce high winds and downed trees.

Being without electricity even for a few minutes can seem like an eternity. Sitting in the dark on a hot July afternoon can sometimes be more than just an inconvenience---it can worsen medical conditions, stop the ability for many of us to work and communicate, and create a number of other problems.

When we do have outages in our area, please know that we work as safely and as quickly as we can to investigate the issue and make any needed repairs. We appreciate your patience with us during this process and hope that you know how much we value you as a customer.

Should you experience an interruption in your service, give us a call at 1-888-769-7688 or visit our Storm Center online at http://stormcenter.santeecooper.com.

Go Chants!