Survey teams from the National Weather Service say they have confirmed at least four separate tornadoes touched down across northwestern South Carolina on Sunday night, as the remnants of Tropical Storm Nate passed further north.
No deaths have been reported, although one person was seriously injured. The teams listed two of the tornadoes as EF-2 intensity, which means winds around 111-135 miles per hour.
The first touched down in Pickens County, starting in the community of Norris and moving northward along Twelve Mile Creek for three miles as sit touched down briefly three separate times. The last touchdown ended west of Liberty near Tammy Drive. Pickens County emergency officials said at least two dozen homes were damaged, including five that were either seriously damaged or destroyed. A commincations tower was also damaged. Amazingly, there were no serious injuries — but one county near Norris had a very close call. [Read more…]