Orangeburg County Tornado Downs Trees

9:50 PM, Jun 4, 2013   |    comments
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Photo of chicken coop damaged by Tuesday's storms in Orangeburg Co. Miraculously, all chickens survived (photo by NWS)

Orangeburg, SC (WLTX) - High winds related to an F1 tornado caused damage in part of Orangeburg County Tuesday afternoon.

The storms began moving through the southeast part of the county around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday.

National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated the cell appeared to have tornadic rotation, but no one on the ground confirmed seeing a funnel.

The twister hit the ground and created 100 mph winds that  caused problems around the town of Bowman. Trees were down on Interstate 26 East at mile marker 168, near the I-95 interchange.   

According to the National Weather Service Storm survey found an EF1 tornado that began near Ayshire road and Ebenezer road.

The tornado continued to move southeast along Ebenezer road and then turned right near Pond road.  The tornado continued along Ebenezer road toward Duncan Chapel road. 

There were several power lines downed, several trees were also snapped off in the path of the tornado.  The path was approximately 2 14 miles long. Estimated winds were around 100 mph.  

Storm reports from an area three miles northeast of the town indicated there were trees down at the following locations: Ebenezer Road and Landsdown Road; Arista Road and Wintercreek; at Spanish and Winter Creek; and Winter Creek and Funderburg Road.


No injuries were reported.


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