Power outages in South Carolina resulting from Hurricane Irma dropped to slightly more than 27,000 by Wednesday evening.
The figure is down from a high of nearly 250,000 homes and businesses without power at the height of the storm at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
The majority of Wednesday’s outages – more than 15,000 – were Duke Power customers in the Upstate.
SCE&G reported 3,978 outages at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina reported 7,499 customers without power.
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Hard hit Beaufort County still had 2,434 customers without power by 6:30 p.m. Charleston County had about 1,000 customers still in the dark.
Richland County was down to only 80 businesses and homes without power. Lexington County had 20 customers without power.
In the Upstate, Greenville County had 5,193 customers still awaiting service; Pickens County had 3,842; and Anderson had 3,664.
In 1989, when the Category 4 Hurricane Hugo struck South Carolina, more than 300,000 residences and businesses lost power, according to news accounts.