MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Several communities across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee were dealing with power outages Saturday morning as they began cleaning up after overnight thunderstorms with heavy rain and strong winds rumbled across the region.

Duke Energy customers in the region appeared to be the hardest hit, but as of noon Saturday, only about 260 customers were still without power, all of them in South Carolina. Service had been out to several thousand customers.

Here’s the latest update for Grand Strand and Pee Dee counties from Duke Energy’s website:


  • Darlington County – 6
  • Dillon County – 1
  • Florence County – 7
  • Horry County – 4
  • Marion County – 205
  • Marlboro County – 35

Among the area’s other utilities, as of noon Saturday, the website for Pee Dee Electric Cooperative showed 11 customers still without power in Dillon County, while Santee Cooper showed that power was still out to only a handful of customers in the Aynor area.

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