A line of storms passed through the state Monday morning. The damage in Abbeville County was determined to be caused by a tornado.
Steven McDade, Emergency Management Director of Abbeville County, said several buildings were damaged, as was the roof of a home, and some trees were uprooted. Confirmation of the tornado was given by the National Weather Service. McDade said there were no bystanding witnesses who saw the tornado.
There was a crew of some construction folks that were working on a house down there. I asked them if they actually saw anything and they said ‘No,’ that they braced for cover themselves.
The tornado touched down near Highway 20. The touchdown lasted for approximately nine-tenths of a mile.
McDade said he contacted the National Weather Service, which classified the storm as an F-zero tornado with winds reaching 75 miles per hour.
No injuries were reported.