Santee Electric thanks members for patience
by Robert Joseph Baker | February 16, 2014 11:54 am
Last Updated: February 16, 2014 at 12:06 pm
Santee Electric Cooperative sent a release just a bit ago thanking customers for their patience in the aftermath of Winter Storm Pax, and ask that customers still without service continue to be patient. The text reads:
Santee Electric Cooperate reported 44,226 total members affected by Winter Storm Pax that moved through the service area this past Tuesday. Of those outages, about 9,000 were in Clarendon County, 9,000 were in Florence County, about 12,000 were in Georgetown County and about 12,000 were in Williamsburg County, crippling the electric system similar to the devastation that was left by Hurricane Hugo. Most of the outages were caused by ice collecting on limbs and trees that in turn fell across power lines.
Two days prior to the storm, Santee Electric Cooperative employees began meeting to call in assistance to ensure the power is restored as soon as possible. As a result, more than 250 extra men are working to get everyone’s electricity restored. Offices have been closed for regular business since Wednesday so every resource could be focused on power restoration and office personnel have worked in shifts to answer phones and coordinate restoration efforts. As a result 23,586 members electricity has been restored.
Updates on restoration progress, information on how the restoration process works, being safe around downed power lines and other information can be found on our webpage, santee.org, and the company’s Facebook page.
Just because you may not see our trucks on your road, they are working diligently so they can get back home to many of their family members who are also without electricity. Please continue to be patient and alert us of your outage at 1 (888) 239-2300.