2 tornadoes confirmed in SC


The National Weather Service out of Jackson, MS submitted survey results on Sunday confirming three tornadoes in far South Arkansas.

The weather service in SC said tornadoes also hit Lexington and Irmo, but no serious injuries were reported.

They have confirmed a EF-0 tornado in Harrison County 6 Miles southwest of Waskom that tore a roof of a barn and took down many large tree branches.

Severe weather had moved east by Sunday night, but the Roanoke and New River valleys were continuing to see rainfall, according to the National Weather Service in Blacskburg.

So survey crews will look at the path and scale of the damage to make a determination and will present their findings later in the day.

Law enforcement agencies in Roanoke and Roanoke County as of Sunday evening reported no significant damage.

The NWS confirmed that the tornado caused trees to snap and become uprooted.

To the north, Boston Marathon contestants ran in a drenching rain with temperatures in the mid-30s and wind gusts above 30 miles per hour (48 kph).

As storms exited Arkansas, colder weather entered the state.

"We know that we have many structures that have been damaged", Westmoreland said.

However, if the damage on either side of the damage path is blown down in one direction on the left side and the opposite direction on the other side of the path, it's likely it was a tornado that caused the damage.

Straight-line wind damage was found in Mountain Home, located in Baxter County.

More than a dozen homes were damaged as trees and power lines fell, blocking roads in many cases.

Strong winds blew a house off it's foundation, and trees and power lines were also knocked down.