POWER OUTAGES: Roughly 4k without power after Irma

(WCSC) - More than 14,000 people remain without power after Tropical Storm Irma pounded the Lowcountry Monday.

Early Monday morning, the majority of power outages ahead of Irma were being reported in Beaufort County, one of three counties in the state expected to see some of the biggest impacts from the storm.

By late Monday afternoon, more than 125,000 were without power. Charleston County had the most power outages, followed by Beaufort, Lexington, Richland and Aiken Counties.

Gov. Henry McMaster said on Monday that the number of outages statewide as of 2 p.m. totaled more than 146,000. Elsewhere,  utility officials estimated on Monday morning that Irma left nearly 4.6 million customers without power in Florida and Georgia.

South Carolina authorities warned residents against driving into roadways that were covered with water because of the possibility of downed lines under the surface of the water.

Current power outages reported in the Lowcountry:


  • Charleston County: 291
  • Berkeley County: 0
  • Dorchester County: 0
  • Colleton County: 36
  • Beaufort County:2,274

Berkeley Electric Coop

  • Charleston County: 1,354
  • Berkeley County: 0
  • Dorchester County: 0

Edisto Electric Coop

  • Berkeley County: 0
  • Dorchester County: 0
  • Colleton County: 0
  • Orangeburg County: 0

Santee Electric Coop

  • Georgetown County: 0
  • Williamsburg County: 0

Coastal Electric Coop

  • Colleton County: 5

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