SCE&G Braces for Hermine
SCE&G is bracing for impact from Tropical Storm Hermine. The current forecast suggests that this tropical storm will have its biggest impact Friday afternoon through Friday evening in the low country and coastal areas where the forecast calls for about 4-6” of rain and wind gusts up to 45 mph. SCE&G will also be on the lookout for tornadoes in and around the eye. All of these conditions have the potential to cause power outages.
SCE&G is currently in Storm Category 2 preparation. The utility company has have participated in conference calls since Monday with its utility partners in Southeast and Mid-Atlantic region. During these calls the utilities assess the availability of line and tree crews which are offered through their mutual assistance agreements and discuss storm preparations. SCE&G say it is encouraging customers to take steps to prepare for Tropical Storm Hermine as it readies crews to respond to possible outages and other issues related to potentially severe weather. SCE&G is carefully monitoring the projected path of the storm.
In addition to more than 1,200 SCE&G storm team employees – linemen, dispatchers, damage assessors, tree trimmers, etc. – the company has arranged for roughly 100 off-system contract crew members to be available, if necessary, to support storm restoration efforts.