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Ohio Edison
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Firelands Electric Coop, Inc
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Columbia Power Outages Caused by Weather


June 11, 2023 - Thunderstorm Wind

Power lines were downed at the intersection of Heatherwood Rd and Cedarwood Rd. Time estimated.

Myron Manor - Myron Manor
June 11, 2023 - Thunderstorm Wind

Trees downed on power lines along Bookman Rd near Old Two Notch Rd. Time estimated.

Pontiac - Pontiac
September 30, 2022 - Tropical Storm

Numerous reports of downed trees and power lines were received. A tree fell onto a residence on Heathwood Cir. A tree fell onto a home and vehicle on Coleman St. The highest wind gust in the county was 44 kt (51 mph) at McEntire JNG Base in Eastover at 1525 EST (1425 EDT). Rainfall amounts across the county were around 2 to 4 inches. The highest storm total rainfall amount in the county was 4.76 inches observed by a CoCoRaHS observer 2 miles NW of Columbia.

July 7, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Richland County Emergency Manager reported power lines fell on a home along Duke Ave in Columbia.

Eau Claire - Eau Claire
July 7, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Tree fell on a power line along Barger Cir.

Montgomery - Montgomery


December 23, 2022

A strong arctic cold front moved through the region during the early morning hours of Friday, December 23, 2022. Strong arctic surface high pressure stretched from Central Canada south through the US Great Plains, while a strong area of surface low pressure was near the Eastern Great Lakes. The surface pressure gradient between the two features resulted in strong non-convective wind gusts, with the strongest wind gusts occurring during the morning hours just behind the cold frontal passage. Peak measured wind gusts ranged from 30 to 54 mph across the region. Power outages were experienced across the region.

September 30, 2022

Ian first formed as Tropical Depression Nine in the Caribbean Sea on September 23,|2022. It moved west and northwest into the Western Caribbean and strengthened|into a hurricane. The cyclone turned to the north and crossed over the western tip|of Cuba on September 27th.||Ian strengthened into a major hurricane and moved NNE across the SE Gulf of Mexico,|and intensified into a high end category 4 hurricane, making landfall on the SW coast|of Florida on September 28th. Ian moved NE across central FL during the day and|night of September 28th, while gradually weakening into a Tropical Storm.||The cyclone moved off the east central Florida coast into the Atlantic Ocean, as a|Tropical Storm, during the morning of September 29th. Ian moved northeast then|turned to the north while re-intensifying to a category 1 hurricane during the day and|night of September 29th.||Hurricane Ian made landfall as a category 1 hurricane on the South Carolina coast|near Georgetown on the afternoon of Friday September 30th. At the time of landfall,|the hurricane was producing maximum sustained winds of 85 MPH and the minimum|central pressure was estimated to be 977 mb.||Ian moved to the NNW across the north coast and Pee Dee regions of SC, while|weakening to Tropical Storm status, on the afternoon and early evening of|September 30th. The Tropical Storm continued moving to the NNW across central|North Carolina, and slowed down, while weakening to post tropical cyclone status, on|the night of September 30th and morning of October 1st.||Across the Midlands of SC, widespread peak wind gusts around 30 to 40 MPH were|observed, with numerous reports of downed trees and power lines. The highest wind|gust report in the Midlands was 51 mph at McEntire JNG Base in Eastover (Richland|Co, SC). Rainfall amounts across the Midlands of SC ranged from around 1 to 5|inches, with highest amounts observed across the SE and E Midlands. The highest|reported total rainfall amount in the Midlands was 7.00 inches, reported by a|CoCoRaHS observer near Holly Hill, SC (Orangeburg Co).||One direct injury occurred when a tree fell onto a moving occupied vehicle in Irmo|(Richland Co, SC) on the afternoon of September 29th.

January 21, 2022

A cold front shifted south through the region on January 20th, allowing cool and dry air from a polar air mass to begin filtering into the region. The front stalled to our south on January 21st, while upper level energy approached the region, and a wave of low pressure moved NE along the stalled front offshore. This allowed precipitation to spread into, or develop over, our region during the afternoon of January 21st. The precipitation generally started out as light rain then it transitioned to freezing rain, sleet, and/or snow, or a combination thereof, as low level temperatures continued to fall. The precipitation continued through the evening and night of January 21st, then shifted out of the region late that night. Total snow amounts generally ranged from 3-4 inches across the NE Midlands of SC, to 2-3 inches over other portions of the northern and central Midlands, to lesser amounts elsewhere. Freezing rain amounts ranged from a trace to about 1/8 of an inch across much of the region. No reports of significant damage or downed trees/power lines were received, though there were reports of vehicle accidents. The fact that the snow and ice fell on a Friday evening through early on a Saturday morning may have minimized impact.

January 16, 2022

A cool surface high pressure air mass was centered over Eastern Canada and New England, directing cool low level air down the Eastern Seaboard, and into the Carolinas and Georgia. A strong upper level low, and associated surface low, moved east across our region. This resulted in southerly flow aloft that brought warm moist air from the Gulf of Mexico up and over the cold dome of surface high pressure. This led to rain, where it froze and became freezing rain in areas where the surface temperature was at or below freezing. The greatest ice accumulations were over the Northern Midlands of SC, with lesser amounts across the Central Midlands, and little to no ice accretion over the Southern Midlands. This caused widespread downed trees and power lines over the N. Midlands, with scattered reports of trees and power lines down over the central Midlands. Significant measurable sleet also occurred over N. Lancaster Co SC. Structural damage was minimal and no reports of injuries were received. Breezy conditions also occurred with wind gusts around 25 to 35 mph.

January 3, 2022

An area of low pressure developed along a frontal boundary near the Deep South/Gulf Coast region on Sunday January 2nd, 2022. In response to the approach of a strong upper low, the surface low intensified rapidly and moved NE over Central GA, and across the Upstate of SC during the early morning of January 3rd, then into NC. This led to strong gradient wind gusts from a SW to W direction, that peaked behind the passage of a frontal boundary just south of the low during the early morning hours of Monday, January 3rd. Numerous reports of downed trees, tree limbs, and power lines were received, along with measured wind gusts that generally ranged from around 45 to around 60 mph. Total rainfall amounts with the system generally ranged between 1 and 2 inches across the northern and central Midlands of SC, with higher amounts ranging from 2 to around 3.5 inches across the southern and eastern Midlands. No reports of significant street or flash flooding were received, but there was some minor river flooding in a few locations.


Duke Energy Florida aims to wrap up restoration for customers by Friday night | Duke Energy | News Center

Duke Energy today said it is on track to restore nearly all customers who lost power during Tropical Storm Nicole by 10 p.m. tonight, though many will be restored sooner.

Nov 11, 2022

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Nov 4, 2022

Dominion Energy 13.97% rate increase proposed in South Carolina | wltx.com

If approved, the monthly bill of a residential customer using 1,000 kWh per month would rise to $18.55.

Oct 7, 2022

Crash blocking traffic on U.S. 1 near Lugoff | wltx.com

A collision on Highway 1 near Lugoff is blocking traffic Thursday afternoon.

Oct 6, 2022

Outages Post-Hurricane Ian Down to Less Than 500,000 in Florida | American Public Power Association

There were approximately 394,000 customer outages in Florida as a result of Hurricane Ian as of the afternoon of October 4, down from a peak of 2.7 million customers without power, the Department of Energy reported.

Oct 5, 2022

Sumter accident leaves 2,500 in the dark due to power outage | wltx.com

A single-vehicle crash left a large section of Sumter without power on Sunday night.

Oct 2, 2022

Irmo, other South Carolina communities recover Hurricane Ian | wltx.com

After a tree fell onto the building at AHEPA Apartments in Irmo, 16 residents have been safely evacuated and cleanup efforts have begun. No one was injured.

Oct 1, 2022

Power lines cause NC Highway 54 to close in Chapel Hill, officials say | CBS 17 Open Navigation Close Navigation

A fallen tree brought down power lines Saturday afternoon causing Highway 54 in Chapel Hill to close.

Oct 1, 2022

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Power out on parker st Columbia tn

Shannon | July 21, 2022  

Power out Bristow rd in Columbia

April | July 12, 2022  

Power went out on Overlook Place near Trotwood Avenue at around 9 am

Josh | June 07, 2022  

Power out on E. 15th Street, Columbia 38401

Residents | January 01, 2022  

My electric is out on Ray Miller Rd near Knifley. I am unable to get through to either of the phone numbers to report the outage.

Joe Marsh | December 25, 2021  

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Power Outage FAQs

What is Power Outage?

Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.

What Causes Power Outages?

  • Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.

What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?

  • Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
  • Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
  • Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
  • Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.

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Columbia, South Carolina

City Columbia
County Richland
State South Carolina (SC)
Country United States
Zip Codes 29201, 29202, 29203, 29204, 29205, 29206, 29207, 29208, 29209, 29210

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