October 10, 2016
Pee Dee Electric Cooperative is restoring electric service to homes and businesses in our six county territory in northeastern South Carolina. Due to high winds and torrential rains caused by Hurricane Matthew, PDEC suffered damage to its system affecting 27,000 meters.
As of Monday morning, October 10, 6,000 meters were restored leaving 21,000 meters still without power. The best estimate, at this time, of when power will be reestablished is Sunday evening, October 16. We hope and pray power will be back on, for those that can accept it, before that time.
We have crews in areas that have transmission service restored to our substations. Eight substations still do not have transmission service. We’re continually assessing damages and moving crews to locations where we can restore the most consumers quickly and safely.
We ask you to please stay off roads as much as possible. Our crews and others are working hard to provide you with safe, dependable electricity and other services. Also, if you have already called and reported you’re in the dark, there’s no need to contact us again.
Please remember, if you use a portable generator, read and follow all instructions and safety information that came with it. Keep away from downed power lines. It’s impossible to tell if a line is energized. Be safe! Stay away! Your help is appreciated.