Weak Tornado Confirmed in South Carolina from Weekend Storms

April 13, 2021

The National Weather Service confirmed Sunday that a weak tornado hit near Moore in upstate South Carolina on Saturday.

Surveyors say the EF-O tornado had top winds of 80 mph (130 kph) and a path of 1.1 miles (1.75 kilometers). The storm touched down at 6:41 p.m. Saturday, damaging a roof, an enclosed porch and some trees.

Officials said a car flipped and a CVS pharmacy was damaged in the Oconee County town of Seneca. Trees and power lines were reported downed in Spartanburg and Greenville counties. There was also some roof damage, and a radio tower was snapped.

Seneca Fire Chief Richie Caudill told WYFF-TV that a driver was sitting at a traffic signal when winds flipped the car. The woman suffered minor injuries

The storm came nearly a year to the day after a tornado hit Seneca in the middle of the night, killing a security guard when a Borg Warner auto parts factory was heavily damaged. The Weather Service says the EF-3 tornado had top winds of 160 mph (257 kph) and was the strongest recorded in the region since 1994.

Topics Catastrophe Natural Disasters Windstorm South Carolina

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