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As severe weather hits the Grand Strand and Horry County, power outages are being reported by electric companies.
4:30 p.m. Friday update:
There are seven reported Santee Cooper outages along the Grand Strand and west out to Conway that are affecting over over 1,000 customers.
In Conway, 122 customers of Horry Electric are experiencing outages, while 335 patrons in the Bucksport area are in the dark.
3 p.m. Friday update:
There are three Santee Cooper outages affecting just over 40 customers in North Myrtle Beach and one outage in Myrtle Beach affecting less than five patrons.
Six Horry Electric customers are experiencing outages in the Socastee area.
Severe thunderstorms are approaching the area and could spur further outages in the coming hours.
12:30 p.m. Friday update:
There are several spots across the Grand Strand experiencing power outages. Santee Cooper reports about four spots with about 24 outages in the Garden City and North Myrtle Beach areas.
Horry Electric Cooperative and Duke Energy are reporting no outages in Horry County.
11:30 a.m. Friday update:
Santee Cooper is reporting more than 1,500 outages in the Ocean Drive Beach area of North Myrtle Beach. It’s map also shows two outages in the Myrtle Beach area impacting less than one dozen people.
Horry Electric Cooperative has fully restored power to the previous 7,100 outages Friday morning.
Duke Energy reports no outages in Horry County.
11 a.m. Friday update:
Horry Electric Cooperative has fixed more than 4,300 outages, with about 2,700 remaining in the Four Mile area just north west of Conway, according to its outage map.
Two spots of outages remain in the Myrtle Beach area, according to Santee Cooper’s outage map. About 15 customers are experiencing outages near U.S. 501 and U.S. 17 and less than five in the 5th Avenue South area, the map shows.
10:30 a.m. Friday update:
Horry Electric Cooperative is reporting more than 7,000 outages in the Aynor and Galivants Ferry areas, Dog Bluff and north west of Conway in the Juniper Bay area and Brown Bay area south of S.C. 22., according to Horry Electric’s outage map. The map says the three substations out are Aynor, Dunn Shortcut and Four Mile.
Santee Cooper is reporting outages in two areas of Myrtle Beach — about 15 customers are impacted near U.S. 501 and U.S. 17 and less than five in the 5th Avenue South area, according to the outage map.