Strong storms, tornadoes possible in parts of Deep South

Strong storms, tornadoes possible in parts of Deep South
Strong storms, tornadoes possible in parts of Deep South
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25 May, 2017

The National Weather Service declared a tornado watch until 6 p.m. for 22 counties in the state, including nearly all of the Lowcountry.

Follow the WCTV Pinpoint Weather Team on Facebook and Twitter. Some of the trees blocked local roads, and power lines were down as well. The storms had wind gusts of almost 39 miles per hour.

So far, no injuries have been reported.

"It's the scariest thing I've been through in my entire life", Rebecca Ammons said as she packed up items to spend the night elsewhere. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.

"We were blessed by that", Foster said.

He went on to say that issuance of a warning is also dependent on the location of the storm.

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Residents should remain indoors and keep in mind that severe hail can potentially smash vehicle windshields, cause injuries and punch holes in roofs, the National Weather Service said.

"There might have been a touchdown in [Summer Haven ... but we're still looking at that]", Shashy said.

Forecast: Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are possible ahead of the cold front in parts of the Mid-Atlantic States, particularly from the Delmarva Peninsula to eastern North Carolina.

The band of thunderstorms over north Florida prompted several severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings Wednesday morning.

The Weather Service's Charleston office issued a tornado watch until 6 p.m. but it was canceled after a few hours.

The possible tornado may have touched down in the area, which is at the coast, before moving over the water, Shashy said.


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