Edgefield County reports tornado Sunday

Sunday, March 28, 2010 3:55 PM
Last updated Tuesday, June 1, 2010 8:34 PM
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Edgefield County Sheriff's Office dispatch said a tornado touched down near a subdivision at Deer Springs Road near Martintown Road about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, causing moderate damage but no injuries.

Counties in the Augusta-Aiken area were under a tornado watch until 5 a.m. today, the National Weather Service said. 

Included are Richmond, Columbia, Burke, McDuffie, Glascock, Jefferson and Warren and Washington counties in Georgia and Aiken, Edgefield, McCormick and Barnwell counties in South Carolina.

Columbia County emergency officials called the Sunday activity unusual, even for spring.

"There were two tornado watches, two tornado warnings, three severe thunderstorm warnings, and a special weather statement...starting at 3:45pm yesterday," Emergency Director Pam Tucker said in a news release. "I don't remember ever having that many watches and warnings in one day.  Fortunately, we didn't receive any reports of weather related problems save for a few short-term power outages reported during the first round of storms that passed through our county."

The weather outlook improves today. Clouds will mostly persist in the north through noon before beginning to clear out and sunny skies will continue south with afternoon highs reaching near 60 north and near 70 south. The skies will be clear by tonight with overnight lows dropping into the lower 40s. 

National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Proud said technicians would be visiting several areas today to inspect for damage, including another spot in Edgefield County near Sweetwater Road.

Elsewhere in South Carolina a line of thunderstorms dropped trees and power lines as it moved across South Carolina, but there were no reports of serious injuries.

Utilities that serve South Carolina were working this morning to restore service to about 700 customers. The largest outages were in Charleston, Florence and Spartanburg counties.

Winds associated with the storms blew over trees and damaged five homes near Batesburg-Leesville, about 30 miles west of Columbia. Transportation Department employees cleared some trees that fell on U.S. Highway 378.

There were reports of hail in Spartanburg and Cherokee counties.

 Associated Press accounts contributed to this report.

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RocknRoll
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RocknRoll 03/28/10 - 04:12 pm
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Duh ? Which counties ... ?

Duh ? Which counties ... ?

Sargebaby
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Sargebaby 03/28/10 - 04:18 pm
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TORNADO WATCH 37 IS IN EFFECT

TORNADO WATCH 37 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM EDT FOR THE FOLLOWING GEORGIA COUNTIES:

BANKS BARROW BURKE

CLARKE COLUMBIA DAWSON

ELBERT FANNIN FORSYTH

FRANKLIN GILMER GLASCOCK

GREENE GWINNETT HABERSHAM

HALL HANCOCK HART

JACKSON JEFFERSON LINCOLN

LUMPKIN MADISON MCDUFFIE

MORGAN OCONEE OGLETHORPE

PICKENS PUTNAM RABUN

RICHMOND STEPHENS TALIAFERRO

TOWNS UNION WALTON

WARREN WASHINGTON WHITE

WILKES

SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ABBEVILLE AIKEN ANDERSON
CHEROKEE CHESTER CHESTERFIELD
EDGEFIELD FAIRFIELD GREENVILLE
GREENWOOD KERSHAW LANCASTER
LAURENS LEXINGTON MCCORMICK
NEWBERRY OCONEE PICKENS
RICHLAND SALUDA SPARTANBURG
UNION YORK

GAterp
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GAterp 03/28/10 - 06:10 pm
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That's an awful lot of

That's an awful lot of counties! Hopefully, everything will be fine. Tornadoes in March, boy I sure hope this is not climate change.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 03/28/10 - 09:30 pm
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Please note: The article and

Please note: The article and weather service said Richmond, Columbia, and McDuffie Counties are under Tornado WARNINGS until 9:45pm which is a HIGHER ALERT than Tornado watches. The long list, as noted at the beginning of it, is for tornado WATCHES, the lower alert, but of course the three I've noted are under both designations.

MartySC
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MartySC 03/28/10 - 09:41 pm
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Good Lord, I waited all week

Good Lord, I waited all week to watch The Apprentice and you interrupt most of the program with mostly boring information that irritates most of the viewers. Refer those affected to the weather channel. A moving banner at the bottom of the screen would be satisfactory. I am sure there are plenty ticked off viewers right now.

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Cadence 03/28/10 - 11:11 pm
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It is annoying, isn't it

It is annoying, isn't it Marty. One alert is sufficient then put the banner and little map at the bottom of the screen.

Emerydan
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Emerydan 03/28/10 - 11:16 pm
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Atleast if you live in

Atleast if you live in Columbia County, you are protected by The Pam Tucker Dome

dani
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dani 03/29/10 - 08:52 am
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We certainly didn't want or

We certainly didn't want or need to hear the technical stuff on Channel 8...I call it overkill.
The Apprentice would have at least kept me awake.

RocknRoll
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RocknRoll 03/29/10 - 11:36 am
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Bet if it was a tornado

Bet if it was a tornado warningin your area you'd be glued to the TV ....

ItsJustMeDestiny
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ItsJustMeDestiny 03/29/10 - 03:25 pm
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For those of you STILL

For those of you STILL complaining about the interruption, are you telling me that you would rather see in the info at the bottom of the screen?? And then your power goes out b/c a tornado is 1 mile down the road from you! Guess what, You wouldn't even know to take cover. You people have NO COMPASSION for others!

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