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Shallotte left in the dark Sunday afternoon

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By Rachel Johnson, Staff Writer

SHALLOTTE—Nearly 8,000 Brunswick County residents were without power on Sunday afternoon.

According to Brunswick Electric Membership Cooperation, lightning is to blame for the power outage.

“A lightning strike around 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19, damaged a piece of equipment at the Hudson Ridge transmission switching station,” BEMC spokeswoman Linda Thomas said.

Damaged equipment interrupted service to the Shallotte, Bricklanding and Waccamaw distribution substations. About 8,000 BEMC member locations lost power for nearly two hours.


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