Officials with the National Weather Service have confirmed that it was tornado that touched down in western Anderson County Sunday afternoon.
The National Weather Service says the storm was a category EF-1 and had winds that maxed out at 90-95 miles per hour.
“We determined a touchdown right near Highway 187… roughly at the intersection with Busby Road,” said NWS meteorologist Chris Horne. “The storm stayed on the ground for about four miles, heading to the east-northeast, and caused intermittent damage.”
Anderson County emergency officials said that a roof was partially blown off a home on Busby Road west of Anderson. A nearby barn was also damaged. Numerous trees were also reported to have been blown over along Highway 24 and Highway 187.
“I’ve got trees down in the backyard. I’ve got holes in my windows,” homeowner David Whittle told Fox Carolina, “I’ve got windows that were sucked out. (The) garage was just moved off its foundation.”