Santee Electric still helping 4K customers without power

by | February 15, 2014 9:10 pm

Last Updated: February 16, 2014 at 6:14 pm

power-outageSantee Electric Cooperative is reporting more than 4,000 customers in Clarendon County tonight without power. District 1 Trustee Sonny Sanders says that crews are working around-the-clock to fix the problem. Sen. Kevin Johnson, D-Manning, said earlier that he has spoken with officials and is “convinced that they are working as hard as they can to restore power.”

“Most of their service area is in a very rural area that was heavily damaged by trees,” Johnson said. “I know it is a hardship for anyone who has no power, and I hope that they are reconnected very soon.”

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  1. Comment by Perita

    February 16, 2014 at 07:37

    SC was declared a state of emergency. Why hasn’t Santee electric requested help? They may not have the big numbers but damages with trees and stuff is overwhelming. Please get help in Williamsburg county too!!!

  2. Comment by Kay

    February 16, 2014 at 08:31

    You may be convinced they are doing everything they can but the consumers are not! Why you ask? Well linemen have been seen joking around in Dollar General, post from family members on facebook saying that crews are taking the night off( which I have been personally told that crews are working around the clock-who is telling the truth?) Plus trucks have been seen parked. SC was declared a disaster area, but only the minimum is being done. SEC has really done a poor job in handling this situation and our elderly, disabled people have suffered in the “rural” areas! So please stop spout this nonsence and bring in more people to get the job done!

  3. Comment by Unhappy customer

    February 16, 2014 at 09:14

    Wyboo community is a 350 plus community toward the breast of the dam. Approximately 300 homeowners got electric back within 24 hours of the storm while 57 customers in Wyboo have no power on ONE street. Near all 57 customers have called daily to report that they do not have electric and customer service at sante can only take your name and number, they are not allowed to pass on that there is a connect box in the community that needs a fuse put back in place. A simple fix for 57 homeowners and no one will even listen and stop in to check it out, how sad sante cooper electric coop is looking right now. People living here said this is what happened 10 years ago, but you can’t get anyone to LISTEN!
    I hope everyone keeps rounding off on their monthly bills to make this electric company richer as stated in their last monthly magazine!

  4. Comment by pissed off customer

    February 16, 2014 at 09:59

    Bloomville has no lights and I agree with a post from the top. I see trucks parked at dollar general goofing off and the stupid post on Facebook about taking the night off. It is obvious that the work load is bigger than man power. And is SC has been declared a state of emergency, why isn’t more help here. Most elderly live in the rural communities without power. Santee Electric needs to get it together. And Sonny Sanders, you need to resign!!

  5. Comment by Kelli

    February 16, 2014 at 13:12

    I live right behind Wyboo and I have been without power since noon on Wednesday. The house directly behind me has power but none of the 20 people down my street do. Our lines are underground so SEC needs to look at just one power pole and we could have lights ! After calling all I can get is they are working on all main lines and then they will get to us. I am very frustrated because everyone in front of me across the cove, behind me, and in another neighborhood beside me has power.

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