Santee Cooper Bracing for Impact of Hurricane Ian

Santee Cooper Bracing for Impact of Hurricane Ian

Santee Cooper Bracing for Impact of Hurricane Ian

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Santee Cooper team members are bracing for the anticipated effects that Hurricane Ian may have on Santee Cooper’s service territory. Approximately 2 million South Carolinians depend on the state-owned electric and water utility as their power source, either directly or through the state’s electric cooperatives. 

As of 2 p.m. today, Santee Cooper went to Operating Condition (OpCon) 1 alert status. This means a significant threat to Santee Cooper’s electric system is imminent or has occurred and effects are expected to be widespread. 

“Santee Cooper crews are ready to respond to outages as soon as we safely can,” said Mike Poston, Chief Customer Officer. 

If you experience a power outage at your home or business, follow the steps below: 

  1. Check your circuit panel or fuse box. If you have circuit breakers, flip the main breaker switch to the “off” position, then back to the “on” position. If you have fuses, check your fuse box and replace any fuses that have blown. 

  2. If it’s safe, check the outside disconnect below your meter (not all buildings have an outside disconnect). 

  3. Check with your neighbors to see if they have power. 

  4. Visit stormcenter.santeecooper.com or call 888-769-7688 to report the outage. Be prepared to give the following information:

• Account name and location. 
• Telephone number. 
• Nature of problem (power outage, partial power, dim or flickering lights, etc.). 
• Any additional information (line down, loud noises, etc.). 

Our retail offices in Myrtle Beach and Moncks Corner will be closed Friday because of the storm. You can call 800-804-7424 to do business with us by phone or use myenergylinksc.com. 

Old Santee Canal Park in Moncks Corner will be closed Friday and Saturday.

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Santee Cooper

Santee Cooper is South Carolina’s largest power provider, the ultimate source of electricity for 2 million people across the state, and one of America’s Best Midsize Employers as named by Forbes. Through its low-cost, reliable and environmentally responsible electricity and water services, and through innovative partnerships and initiatives that attract and retain industry and jobs, Santee Cooper helps power South Carolina. To learn more, visit www.santeecooper.com and follow #PoweringSC on social media.