COLUMBIA, S.C. — Thousands of South Carolina residents awoke to homes without electricity after historic flooding throughout the state.
An online coverage map showed that power was out early Monday morning for more than 13,500 South Carolina Electric & Gas customers. Nearly 12,000 of those outages were in Richland and Lexington counties, where flood waters have been abundant in many neighborhoods and commercial areas.
Duke Energy said that about 7,800 of its customers had no electricity, primarily in the northwestern corner of South Carolina.
As of late Sunday afternoon, officials said more than 6,000 electric cooperative customers were without power, most of those also in the central and northwestern parts of the South Carolina.
Thousands of homes and businesses in Georgia are also without power.