Now less than 5,000 power outages in Charleston area

There are now less than 3,000 power outages in Dorchester County due to thunderstorms in the Charleston area.

The number of SCE&G customers in Charleston County without power is still over 1,600.

More than 6,000 SCE&G customers in the Charleston area were without power earlier today. According to SCE&G, almost 4,500 power outages were reported in Dorchester County alone.

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