SCE&G encourages customers to sign up for e-mail storm alerts

September 3, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – September 3, 2008 – As the projected arrival and strength of Hurricane Hanna continue to be determined and tropical storms Ike and Josephine brew, South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G) advises its customers to stay informed about the multiple storms by subscribing to SCE&G Storm Alerts.

Customers can visit to sign up for e-mail alerts before and after storms. The e-mail alerts will contain helpful information including safety tips, outage reporting instructions, news about power restoration, and customer service contacts.

“SCE&G takes great strides to make sure our customers get the information they need, especially during such a heavy storm season,” said Stacy Shuler, emergency response coordinator for SCE&G. “Adding the convenience of e-mail storm alerts is one more tool that we are providing. SCE&G crews are ready, and we want to make sure our customers are, too.”

South Carolina Electric & Gas Company is a regulated public utility that provides natural gas service to approximately 305,000 customers in 38 counties in South Carolina. The company also is engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 646,000 customers in 24 counties in the central, southern and southwestern portions of the state.