Hurricane safety tips from SCE&G

Hurricane safety tips from South Carolina Electric & Gas Co.:

  • Stay alert to storm advisories and evacuate if told to do so.
  • Map out your route using roads specified by local and/or state authorities.
  • If the storm is imminent, turn off and unplug stereos, televisions, computers and other appliances.
  • Have flashlights and fresh batteries on hand.
  • After the storm, stay away from and do not touch downed power lines. Keep others away from downed lines as well. Contact SCE&G immediately at 1-888-333-4465.
  • Do not touch tree limbs or other objects touching a power line. Never try to remove a tree limb or any object that is in contact with a power line. Contact SCE&G immediately.
  • Do not open refrigerators/freezers during an outage unless absolutely necessary. Repeated openings cause cold air to escape and food to thaw more quickly.
  • SCE&G Emergency Service Numbers: For emergencies such as downed power lines or power outages call: 1-888-333-4465.
    For gas leaks: 1-800-815-0083
    For any other customer concerns: 1-800-251-7234.
  • To report outages by mobile access-
  • For information about storm safety, power outage information or a storm emergency kit checklist, visit SCE&G's Storm Center online at: