Report on Hurricane Hugo and the Response to It by South Carolina Electric & Gas Company

by Brian W. Beltman, Regulatory Affairs Dept,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hurricane Hugo One Year Later


The South Carolina Electric Gas And Company's response to the disaster began even before Hugo Struck. Company employees began preparing for the predicted onslaught. Workers started to take inventory of available materials. They ckecklisted poles, transformers, crossarms, and related equipment that would be in high demand after the storm. Suppliers were also called to be ready with supply items. This paper reports on the efforts of the company with regards to information dissemination; transmission lines restoration; repair to damaged lines; power restoration; personnel welfare.

Subject Headings: Power transmission lines | Hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones | Electric power | Power supply | Natural disasters | Electrical systems | Emergency management | Utilities | South Carolina | United States

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