Storm damage estimated at $4.4 million in S.C.

Storms that swept through South Carolina Sunday did an estimated $4.4 million in damages, according to the South Carolina Insurance News Service.

Insurance companies that do business in the state reported receiving 1,768 claims as of this afternoon.

Tornadoes were reported in McCormick, Edgefield, Lexington and Fairfield counties.

Hail and downed trees were the primary reasons for damages.

Hail damage was particularly heavy in the Upstate around the Spartanburg and Gaffney areas, according to news reports.

The survey, conducted by the South Carolina Insurance News Service, included data from insurance companies that do business in South Carolina and represent about 70 percent of the market.



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