Hurricane Matthew wrecked the Grand Stand’s power lines with his forceful winds. More than 100,000 were without power during and after the storm along the Grand Strand and surrounding areas.
Power companies have been working around the clock to get the Grand Strand going again, and many have had their power restored, but a big number of residents still struggle. Horry County officials said it would take several days to get everyone’s lights back on again.
Horry Electric Cooperative posted on their Facebook page as of Saturday morning 1,445 were still down.
About 65 were still without power, according to a Santee Cooper online power outage map about 7:30 a.m. Saturday in the Horry and Georgetown County areas.
Duke Energy reported about 2,307 customers without power, mainly in the northern region of Horry County.
While many still have power issues, restorations are moving along. By the end of the day Monday, the Myrtle Beach was down only 17 sewer lift stations without power, down from 45 on Sunday, according to City Manager John Pederson. Also, nearly all traffic signals in Myrtle Beach are operational again, Pederson said Tuesday.