Event Report

Event Description

Tornado in USA on Friday, 21 June, 2013 at 08:33 (08:33 AM) UTC.

The National Weather Service said Wednesday afternoon that there were two tornadoes that touched down in Orangeburg County on Tuesday. The storm had prompted a tornado warning in Orangeburg and Dorchester counties Tuesday afternoon. According to the NWS, the first tornado initially touched down five miles east of Bowman around 3:39 p.m. and traveled southeast out of Orangeburg County and into Dorchester County. Damage assessors tracked the storm's path as crossing Interstate 96 just north of Duncan Chapel Road bridge and headed southeast across Pinebreak, Weathers Farm and Hinkle roads before lifting back into the sky near Highway 15 and Duncan Chapel Road. The tornado's path was 3.12 miles long and 0.15 miles wide, the NWS said. The tornado caused damage to corn crops and a number of trees along its path. One house sustained minor roof damage and a tree fell through a mobile home, officials said. Hail stones the size of golf balls were also seen during the tornado, officials said. The second tornado touched down two minutes later with sustained winds of 90 mph, the NWS said. Damage assessors tracked its path from Duncan Chapel Road southeast across I-95 south of the Duncan Chapel Road bridge before lifting in an open field off of Quail Ridge Road. The second tornado's path was 2.06 miles long and one-tenth of a mile wide, according to officials.

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