Irma’s strong winds and rain late Monday left more than 2,000 customers in York, Chester and Lancaster counties without power late Tuesday.
Chester County had the most outages remaining, with about 1,900 customers still without service, said Ryan Mosier, spokesman for Duke Energy.
York County had about 600 customers still without service, and Lancaster County had more than 700 customers without power.
More than 1,000 customers had power restored between the early hours Tuesday and Tuesday afternoon, Mosier said.
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A home on Twitty Court in Rock Hill was damaged when a tree fell on it, the Rock Hill Fire Department reported. Three adults were displaced, officials said.
The Rock Hill Fire Department reported it had responded to 16 weather-related calls, mostly involving downed trees and hazardous power lines.
The Sanctuary of Life Outreach center in Rock Hill opened its doors during the storm to the homeless population, giving shelter to 30 men and women, said C.T. Kirk, senior pastor at the church.
After wondering how the homeless were faring in Florida, Kirk said he and other volunteers spread the word about a need for the city’s chronic homeless above the capcity of shelters, and received donations of food and other essentials.
Chester County had “significant major trees down” and lines down Monday evening into Tuesday, said Eddie Murphy, county emergency management director. But by later Tuesday, most roads were cleared and power lines were off roadways, Murphy said.
“There is still a good bit of work to do to get the power back on and everything cleared, but Chester County fared pretty well,” Murphy said.
Lancaster County reported several trees down. The University of South Carolina-Lancaster campus was closed Tuesday due to power outages.
Crews worked through the evening Monday and through Tuesday to repair damage, said Katie Quinn, spokesperson for the city of Rock Hill.
Downed trees were removed on Cherry Meadow, Springdale, and Hospitality streets in Rock Hill, Quinn said.