Staying safe during storms

  • Monday, January 27, 2014

With winter weather expected to impact much of SCE&G’s service territory this week SCE&G offers the following recommendations to help stay safe.

• During a winter storm, ice can cause tree limbs and entire trees to break and fall, sometimes taking power lines and even meter boxes down with them. Always assume any downed power line you see is live and stay away.

• Should the power go out while cooking dinner, remember to turn off the stove and remove any cookware from the cooking surface and oven.

• Household items such as cooking stoves or ovens and outdoor grills should never be used for heat. If a fireplace is used for heat, extinguish all flames before going to bed.

• Supplemental heaters and generators designed for home use should be used with extreme caution, paying close attention to the manufacturer’s instructions.

To report a power outage, call 1-888-333-4465. Also report and check the status of a power outage online from internet-ready mobile device or phone by visiting www.sceg.com/mobile and clicking on storm center. SCE&G’s storm center, www.sceg.com/storm provides information and links to help customers prepare for and deal with inclement weather and related power outages – information about how to report power outages and our process for restoring service to our customers, as well as important safety tips.

Now is also a good time to register for SCE&G’s texting option. Head to www.sceg.com, login to account and look for the “Activate Text Options “under the “Account Options” feature and then follow the instructions. If experiencing an outage, simply text the word “OUT” to 467234 (gosceg).

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