Almost 1,600 customers in Beaufort County were still without electricity as of 8 p.m. Wednesday, two days after the strong winds of Tropical Storm Irma caused about 37,000 customers in the county to lose power.
The vast majority — 1,594 — of outages reported are customers of South Carolina Electric & Gas. The company estimated that 95 percent of power outages would be repaired by 11:45 p.m. Thursday, with outliers on Daufuskie and Fripp islands.
Palmetto Electric Cooperative had three outages reported in Beaufort County at 8 p.m. stemming from what appeared to be one issue on the north end of Hilton Head Island.
An online outage map for SCE&G shows the number of outages per county but currently does not show information on individual issues causing outages.
In Jasper County, 22 SCE&G customers were in the dark as of 8 p.m. Wednesday, down from nearly 300 in the morning. And in Hampton County, 19 SCE&G customers were without power at that time, down from over 120 in the morning.
Palmetto Electric Cooperative reported all outages in Jasper and Hampton counties had been resolved by 8 p.m.
Heavy wind gusts of 60 miles per hour and fallen trees on power lines caused outages in the Lowcountry on Monday, according to the utility companies.