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10:25 am on Monday February 14, 2011

Lone squirrel responsible for downtown power outages

Image by Flickr user rbanksIf you're a downtown resident who lost power or had yours flicker on and off this morning, blame the squirrels. Well, one particular squirrel in general who got into a substation, burned up some wires and knocked out power...
11:19 am on Wednesday September 15, 2010

Beaufort sees brief but widespread power outage Wednesday afternoon

Flickr user beginasyouare If you lost power Wednesday afternoon you weren't alone. About 1,100 South Carolina Electric and Gas customers in northern Beaufort County lost power for about 8 minutes Wednesday, according to an SCE&G spokesman....
7:03 am on Monday June 15, 2009

Utility companies using Twitter for emergencies

Image by Flickr user laihiuImage by 20090615-twitter.jpg Some South Carolina utilities are ready to incorporate Twitter into their disaster update plans. During hurricane season when all other power goes out, getting updates via cell phone may be...
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