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Power outage in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina? Contact your local utility company.
Thousands of people are without power Wednesday morning due a downed power line.
North Carolina A&T has resumed classes after electrical service was restored to most of the campus.
Power outage impacts south, southwest Winston-Salem | FOX8 WGHP Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Modal
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A power outage is impacted a large swath of Winston-Salem early this afternoon. Winston-Salem police say that this outage is mainly impacted the south and southwest portions of the city. Traffic lights were out at several major intersections, including along Peters Creek Parkway, Stratford Road, the Hanes Mall area, Country Club […]
Grand Strand cleaning up after Ian, power mostly restored across region | WBTW Open Navigation Close Navigation
Crews are beginning cleanup along the Grand Strand Saturday morning after Hurricane Ian made landfall Friday near Georgetown as a Category 1 hurricane.
Cleanup from the devastation of Hurricane Ian continued across the Carolinas this weekend following its landfall as a Category 1 storm on the South Carolina coast Friday. In the aftermath, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper stressed caution during the recovery process after storm-related incidents claimed the lives of four people. Two men were killed in separate incidents in Johnston County. A 25-year-old man died Friday when he lost control of his vehicle and hydroplaned, striking another vehicle,
Rain bands from Hurricane Ian lashed Southeastern North Carolina Friday as storm-driven waves brought heavy surf and erosion woes to area beaches.
Power in parts of Florida could be out for more than a week as flooding lingers in Ian's wake | CNN Close icon
It could be more than a week until power lines are fully restored in some parts of Florida as residents deal with major flooding after the deadly Hurricane Ian, expected to be the most expensive storm in the Sunshine State's history.
AT&T waiving overage charges for Myrtle Beach, Florence area | WBTW Open Navigation Close Navigation
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — AT&T is waiving all talk, text, and data overage charges for postpaid and pre-paid customers in Myrtle Beach, Florence and other areas of South Carolina due to Hurricane Ian. Data overage charges will be waived from Sept. 29 through Oct. 8, according to a company spokesperson. Other carriers’ customers can […]
Hurricane Ian made landfall Friday afternoon in Georgetown, South Carolina.
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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.