Columbia, SC (WLTX) — Anytime there's a possibility of a power outages, it's important to have emergency numbers to report a loss of electricity handy.

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SCE&G Customers

In addition to contacting the agencies above, you can also report outages the following ways:

BY TEXT: Now is the time to register your mobile device for SCE&G’s text option at www.sceg.com/text.Simply login to your account and look for "Activate Text Options” under the "Account Options” feature and then follow the instructions. Once you are registered, if you are experiencing an outage, text the word "OUT” to 467234 (gosceg).

By Mobile Device: Report and check the status of your power outage online from your internet-ready mobile device or phone by visiting www.sceg.com/mobile and clicking on “Outages & Emergencies.”

By Phone: 888-333-4465

Customers can monitor power outages in their area on SCE&G's website at www.sceg.com/outages-emergencies/power-outages/outage-map.

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You can also review the South Carolina Emergency Management Division's checklist for preparation.