A worker from Action Tree Service of Port Royal enters a hole in the roof of a home in Beaufort the morning of Jan. 3, 2014, with a chain saw while walking atop a fallen oak tree. Strong winds following a day of soaking rain led to downed limbs and power outages overnight. SCE&G and Palmetto Electric Cooperative reported about 1,600 outages in Beaufort and Jasper counties, with power restored to all but a few customers by Friday afternoon.
A worker from Action Tree Service of Port Royal enters a hole in the roof of a home in Beaufort the morning of Jan. 3, 2014, with a chain saw while walking atop a fallen oak tree. Strong winds following a day of soaking rain led to downed limbs and power outages overnight. SCE&G and Palmetto Electric Cooperative reported about 1,600 outages in Beaufort and Jasper counties, with power restored to all but a few customers by Friday afternoon. Staff photo
A worker from Action Tree Service of Port Royal enters a hole in the roof of a home in Beaufort the morning of Jan. 3, 2014, with a chain saw while walking atop a fallen oak tree. Strong winds following a day of soaking rain led to downed limbs and power outages overnight. SCE&G and Palmetto Electric Cooperative reported about 1,600 outages in Beaufort and Jasper counties, with power restored to all but a few customers by Friday afternoon. Staff photo

Photos: Storm damage

January 03, 2014 7:19 PM