Santee Cooper Continuing Preparation for Hurricane Isaias

Staff Report

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Santee Cooper personnel continue to make preparations for the anticipated effects Hurricane Isaias 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 12 p.m. today, Santee Cooper went to OpCon 3 alert status. This means there is a significant threat to Santee Cooper’s electric system, but effects are still uncertain. At OpCon 3, the utility is continuing to check and fuel vehicles, including line trucks, ensure communications equipment is in proper working order, take inventory and procure supplies as needed, such as utility poles, electric transformers and associated equipment.

“Santee Cooper employees are readying for the storm, ensuring we are prepared to begin repairs that may be necessary as soon as we safely can,” said Mike Poston, Chief Customer Officer.

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