Hurricane Isaias

PWC crews are assessing outages that occurred overnight from Isaias and beginning restoration now that weather conditions are safe.  Please be careful this morning if you are out and about.  Watch out for downed power lines debris.   If you are without power, be sure to also check your home’s services for damage.  Weatherheads  or meter box damage will need to be repaired by a licensed electrician and inspected before your services can be restored.

11 AM Update (8/4/2020): Crews have restored the largest areas of outages that occurred overnight. The remaining 350 customers along the 71st School Rd area were restored just before 11 am.  Crews are now working individual outages throughout the service area.  Customers are reminded if they experience damage to their meter box or weather head, it must be repaired by a licensed electrician and inspected before PWC can restore services.

9 AM Update (8/4/2020): Crews continue to troubleshoot and work to restore outages in two locations: Cliffdale/Bunce Rd/71st School Road area and in and around  Cain Rd and section of Bragg Blvd between Cain Rd and Stamper rd. 

As of 8 am (8/4/2020), crews have cleared a tree on a line and restored power to customers located in the area of Bragg Blvd and McPherson Avenue. Approximately 2,000 customers remain out.

As of 6 am (8/4/2020), PWC has 2,500 customers without power. Customers located along Bragg Boulevard (Eutaw) and in and around Cliffdale Road are affected by the outages. As weather conditions have improved, crews are beginning assessment and restoration.

As of 2:30am (8/4/2020), we have approximately 2500 customers without power. These roads and surrounding areas are added to the previous list of locations affected by an outage: Bunce Rd, Eagle Chase, Offing D, Cape Harbor Ct. Crews will begin restoring power once it is safe to do so.

At 1:30am (8/4/2020), we have approximately 1,000 customers out of power along Bragg Blvd., including Edenwood Dr, Anarine Dr, Bellemeade, Stamper Rd, Rogers Dr, Hickory St. Crews will begin restoring power as soon as it is safe to do so.

We expect to begin seeing the impact of Isaias later tonight.  Whether a Cat 1 or tropical storm, the wind (50+ mph), rain (3-5”)  and possible tornadoes are expected to cause power outages. If you have infants, elderly or special needs family members, please be prepared for outages.  Our crews will be standing by and will  work to restore power while conditions are safe.  Once Isaias has passed through, we will begin full restoration Tuesday morning. Because of COVID-19, our restoration process requires additional steps and precautions and may take slightly longer.  Charge up your phones, tablets and laptops to stay informed.  Call 910-483-1382 to report PWC power outages and follow PWC on social media for updates.

Helpful Resources

  • If the time arrives to use a generator, please better safe than sorry. The Horne Brothers Construction, Inc. – Generator Division shared some important tips for safe generator use during a disaster in this Spotlight on Safety.