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Here is where power is out on the Grand Strand as Florence moves through

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Here is a live update of power outages along the Grand Strand.

8:30 p.m.

As the core of Florence began moving through the Grand Strand on Friday night, more residents were without power between North Myrtle Beach and Georgetown.

Santee Cooper’s map shows 45,906 residents without power North Myrtle Beach and Georgetown, including the Conway and Loris areas.

Horry Electric Cooperative showed 31,045 were without power along the Grand Strand and parts of Georgetown.

5:30 p.m.

Florence is moving through the Grand Strand after being reclassified as a tropical storm, leaving several people without power.

Santee Cooper’s maps show 40,350 residents were without power between North Myrtle Beach and Georgetown, including the Conway and Loris areas. That accounts for more than 23 percent of its customers.

Horry Electric Cooperative Inc. maps showed 29,737 people without power. The largest outages were reported in the Brooksville, Longs, Nixonville, Shell and Four Mile communities, each with more than 2,000 customers without power.

3:25 p.m.

Santee Cooper reported that 38,900 residents were without power at 3:30 p.m. Horry Electric maps showed 21,900 people without power.

The City of Myrtle Beach is reporting 10 downed power lines throughout city limits.

  • Hwy 15 and Todd Street

  • 4th Avenue North, just east of Flagg Street

  • Withers Drive, just north of 9th Avenue North

  • East side of Ocean Boulevard, just north of 22nd Avenue North

  • 5631 Woodside Avenue

  • 5821 Woodside Avenue

  • Calhoun Road and Longleaf Drive

  • 64th Avenue North and North Kings Highway

  • North Ocean Boulevard, north of 65th Avenue North

  • 79th Avenue North and North Ocean Boulevard

1:45 p.m.

Santee Cooper is working to restore power to its Grand Strand customers. In Myrtle Beach, several houses have had power restored, leaving over 2,000 people still without power.

In North Myrtle Beach, over 26,000 customers are still without power. Around 11 a.m., Santee Cooper suspended workers from fixing power lines due to high wind speeds. However, the number of people without power has decreased from about 36,500 people to almost 30,000 people.

Horry County Electric is reporting more power outages, with more than 20,000 without power.

12 p.m.

According to online power outage maps, more than 36,500 Santee Cooper customers are now without power.

An online damage map provided by the the City of Myrtle Beach shows six traffic lights out across the city. Here’s which intersections are affected.

  • 48th Avenue North and Pine Lakes to 21st Avenue North and Oak Street

  • 48th Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass

  • 38th Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass

  • 29th Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass

  • 21st Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass

  • 21st Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass to 8th Avenue North and U.S. 17 Business

11 a.m.

Florence is affecting Santee Cooper and Horry Electric Cooperative customers. Santee Cooper is reporting more than 25,000 people without power.

According to the Santee Cooper website, almost 27,000 customers are without power. The Horry County Electric Cooperative website shows more than 12,600 customers without power over Horry County.

Outages are reported in the North Myrtle Beach and Little River areas. Santee Cooper crews are working to restore power in certain areas, but on the north end winds are too strong to work on the lines, according to a release.

As conditions continue to deteriorate, crews will stop work because they cannot operate bucket trucks in winds 35 mph or greater.

10:30 a.m.

No major changes in the numbers. 1,500 Duke Energy customers still are without power in Horry County. Horry Electric reports nearly 10,000 without power in the county.

Santee Cooper has reported almost 14,000 without power in the Little River and North Myrtle Beach areas. Almost 500 Santee Cooper customers are without power in Myrtle Beach. Over 2,000 Santee Cooper customers have been affected in the Conway area.

10 a.m.

About 1,500 Duke Energy customers are without power in Horry County, while nearly 10,000 Horry Electric customers are without power in the county.

Almost 14,000 Santee Cooper customers have lost power in the Little River and North Myrtle Beach areas, while almost 500 Santee Cooper customers are without power in Myrtle Beach and over 2,000 Santee Cooper customers have been affected in the Conway area.

9:30 a.m.

Nearly 10,000 Horry Electric customers are without power in Horry County. 1,500 Duke Energy customers are still without power in the North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach areas.

About 1,500 Santee Cooper customers are without power in the Conway area, roughly 500 in the Myrtle Beach area and almost 12,000 in the North Myrtle Beach area.

9 a.m.

Numbers look about the same in Horry County. Nearly 6,000 Horry Electric customers are without power in Horry County. An estimated 1,500 Duke Energy customers are without power in the North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach areas.

About 1,000 Santee Cooper customers are without power in the Conway area, roughly 300 in the Myrtle Beach area and more than 11,000 in the North Myrtle Beach area.

8:40 a.m.

Roughly 5,600 Horry Electric customers are without power in Horry County. About 300 Santee Cooper customers are without power in the Conway area, and more than 10,000 in the North Myrtle Beach area.

8 a.m.

About 5,600 Horry Electric customers are without power in Horry County. More than 10,000 Santee Cooper customers are without power in the Conway area, and more than 2,500 in the North Myrtle Beach area.

Duke Energy is reporting less than 100 customers out of power in Horry County.

6 a.m.

The first power outages are being reported as Hurricane Florence moves toward the Carolina coast.

In Little River, more than 1,300 Santee Cooper customers are without power. The neighborhood sits between Hog Inlet and the ocean from 45th Avenue North to 60th Avenue North.

As of 7 a.m. there also are more than 2,000 without power near McLeod Seacoast in Loris and Surfside.

Nearly 2,900 people are out of power in the Wampee and S.C. 9 area west of Little River, according to Horry Electric’s website. Just north of Conway, about 1,420 people are without power.

Around 4 a.m., the Associated Press tweeted the eye of the hurricane was beginning to reach North Carolina. Projections from the National Weather Service show the storm moving into South Carolina late Friday into Saturday.

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Santee Cooper customers can report outages online or by calling 888-769-7688. South Carolina residents can track power outages live on Santee Cooper’s website.

Horry Electric outages map can be found at their website.

The Duke Energy outage map is located on their webpage. Outages can be reported by calling (800) 419-6356.

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