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Significant Tornadoes in South Carolina 2008

*Source - Storm Data Publication published by the National Climatic Data Center and severe weather reports issued by the National Weather Service.

2008

Date County Description Length (miles) Width (yards)
1 March 4, 2008 Newberry (F1) NWS Storm survey found many trees down along a path that started one mile southeast of Prosperity. 3 60
2 March 4, 2008 Lancaster (F0) A small tornado took down trees along a path just northeast of Great Falls in Lancaster county along and near J.B. Denton road. The initial touchdown was four miles west-southwest of Cauthens Crossroads. 1 40
3 March 4, 2008 Aiken (F0) Storm survey found trees down along a path from New Ellenton to five miles west-southwest of Wagener. A few powerlines were also down. 20 60
4 March 15, 2008 Abbeville (F0) NWS storm survey found a small damage area consistent with EF0 tornado damage in northeast Abbeville County. Damage was mainly confined to downed trees and power lines. Initial touch down was six miles southeast of Abbeville. 1 20
5 March 15, 2008 Fairfield (F0) Highway Dept. reported trees down on secondary roads in the northeast portion of the county crossing hwy 21 then heading across Lake Wateree into Kershaw county. The tornao path began two miles south of Camp Welfare and terminated one mile northeast of Bucklick. 5 80
6 March 15, 2008 Kershaw (F0) Lancaster Deputy Emergency Manager and Kershaw Emergency Manager and DOT reported trees down running west to east just south of the Lancaster/Kershaw county line. The tornado path stretched from two miles southwest of Liberty Hill to seven miles east-northeast of Westville.This is the same cell that developed in northeast Fairfield county and continued into Chesterfield county.Seven supercells tracked across the NWSFO Columbia South Carolina County Warning Area and produced many long-lived tornadoes that did significant damage. Over 85 homes were destroyed, around 400 had moderate damage, and estimates for the total devastation were around 40 million dollars. 20 80
7 March 15, 2008 Newberry (EF3) NWS Storm Survey found an EF3 tornado touched down near Silverstreet two miles southwest of Trinity and continued east through Prosperity then crossed into Richland County where it dissipated. Many homes in Prosperity were heavily damaged. Numerous trees and powerlines were down. There were two fatalities and another two injured. 24 1320
8 March 15, 2008 Kershaw (F1) Emergency Manager survey found damage to several homes and mobile homes from a point four miles northwes of Lugoff to three miles northwest of Bethune where moderate damage was done to a poultry farm. One of its buildings had its roof taken off. A couple of homes had part of their roofs torn off as well. 23 660
9 March 15, 2008 McCormick (EF1) A tornado from the supercell that developed over Lincoln County Georgia continued across McCormick county taking down numerous trees and powerlines. Minor to moderate damage to several homes and mobile homes occurred. Damage locations included hwy 81 near Willington, hwy 28, and Sr 33-117. 11 440
10 March 15, 2008 Richland (EF0) The EF3 that hit Prosperity gradually weakened as it moved east into Northwest Richland county. 4 220
11 March 15, 2008 Chesterfield (EF0) Fire Dept. reported a tornado taking down many trees and powerlines. A few mobile homes had minor damage and a water tower also sustained minor damage. Initial touchdown was four miles south-southeast of Middendorf. Property damage: $25,000. 7 110
12 March 15, 2008 McCormick (EF0) An EF0 took down numerous trees and powerlines as it moved into the east central portion of the county. The tornado initially touched down six miles east-northeast of McCormick and eventually lifted eight miles east-southeast of McCormick. 3 220
13 March 15, 2008 Edgefield (EF1) A tornado touched down nine miles northwest of Cledra taking down numerous trees and powerlines. One home had part of its roof ripped off near hwy 66 and 378. A mobile home had severe damage and another was split in two when a tree fell through it. 21 660
14 March 15, 2008 Kershaw (EF2) An EF2 tornado that touched down initially two miles west-northwest of Elgin went through the Elgin community doing heavy damage to many homes including partial to total roofs gone and destroying 4 mobile homes. 7 1230
15 March 15,2008 Saluda (EF1) A tornado touched down three miles south of Ward taking down many trees in its path. A house located at 381 Mt. Alpha Road south of the Ward town limits had major damage. The resident was in the kitchen when a huge limb almost struck her in the head. Her three kids were in the living room that had a limb go through the ceiling. Also, a truck across the street had a power pole and tree fall on it. The tornado eventually ended two miles southwest of Monetta. 3 440
16 March 15, 2008 Kershaw (EF0) Emergency Manager reported a tornado touched down in Luggoff and took down trees and damaged several homes. 1 100
17 March 15, 2008 Aiken (EF0) A tornado briefly touched down three miles southeast of Monetta in northwest Aiken county taking down trees on hwy 39 and Mt Ebal roads. 1 100
18 March 15, 2008 Lexington (EF1) A tornado touched down four miles north-northwest of Fairview Crossroads in Lexington county taking down numerous trees and powerlines. One mobile home was severely damaged and farm irrigation equipment was rolled and twisted. Several other mobile homes had minor to moderate damage before the tornado ended two miles east-southeast of the Pelion corporate airport. 8 440
19 March 15, 2008 Richland (EF1) The Emergency Manager and broadcast media reported numerous trees and powerlines down along with many homes damaged at the Columbia Country Club and Lake Carolina area. Roofs were torn off a couple of homes and others were partially torn off. The tornado touched down one mile east of Sharp and ended two miles southeast of Langford Crossroads. 4 660
20 March 15, 2008 Dillon (EF0) A National Weather Service Storm Survey concluded an EF0 tornado with maximum winds of 75 mph developed near the intersection of U.S. Highway 301 and 501 around 548 pm EDT. The tornado moved east, passing just south of downtown Latta before lifting near Johnson Road one mile east-southeast of Latta around 550 pm EDT. The most extreme damage observed occurred near Willis Street where a large tree fell on a home. Numerous other trees were also down or damaged. Six homes sustained minor damage. Damage to one trailer was classifed as major. The maximum damage width was 75 yards. Property damage: $50,000. 1 75
21 March 15, 2008 Orangeburg (EF0) Ground and aerial survey found many trees down along a path crossing hwy 692 into Calhoun county. The tornado began three miles east-northeast of North and ended six miles north of Wolfton. 3 220
22 March 15, 2008 Calhoun (EF1) NWS survey and EM fly over found a path of trees down along highway 6. Several outbuildings were damaged and a few barns collapsed. Several roofs in St. Matthews were partially torn off and damage occurred to several mobile homes just north of Lone Star. The tornado was on the ground from an area nine miles southwest of Hammond Crossroads to two miles north of Lone Star. 18 440
23 March 15, 2008 Edgefield (EF0) Survey found trees down from supercell tornado that came out of Columbia County GA. 4 220
24 March 15, 2008 Aiken (EF2)Extensive damage in the Clearwater area. Numerous trees and powerlines down along the entire track, especially in the Clearwater area. Many homes had severe damage to roofs and stuctures. Some roofs were gone. The water tower had its top taken off and deposited several hundred yards away. Damage path was a mile wide a some points. It was amazing there were no injuries or deaths. Initial touchdown was one mile north of Horse Creek and ended one mile southeast of White Pond. 25 1760
25 March 15, 2008 Florence (EF1) A National Weather Service Storm Survey concluded a tornado touched down near Crawfish Pond Road and Cartersville Highway, one mile east of Cartersville. The tornado moved east across Chaney Grove Road, near Rose Lane where it strengthened from an EF0 to an EF1 with winds estimated to 100 mph. The tornado weakened to EF0 as it crossed Thunder Road. The tornado reached EF1 again near Cale Yarborough Highway and Interstate 95. The tornado crossed Interstate 95 with EF0 damage noted near South Hill Road. The tornado peaked at 105 mph along W John Paul Jones Road, between Center Road and Langston Road. The tornado finally dissipated near McCain Circle and Olanta Highway, just west of Effingham. Seventy six homes sustained minor damage. Damage to 4 homes was classifed as major and one home was completely destroyed. Eight mobile homes sustained minor damage. Damage to 5 mobile homes was classified as major and 9 mobile homes were completely destroyed. There were 2 businesses that sustained major damage. There were 13 barns and sheds completely destroyed, 3 others sustained major damage. There were 3 minor injuries, including a 3 year old boy who had to be extricated from a structure. Three horses and 3 cows were killed. The maximum path width was 100 yards. The path length was about 13 1/2 miles. Florence County officials estimated the damage at $605,000 dollars. National Weather Service Storm Damage Teams confirmed eight tornadoes, up to an EF1 on the Enhanced F-scale. The teams also observed evidence of strong microbursts and rear-flank downdraft damage. Large hail, up to golf ball size, and straight-line wind damage, up to 95 mph, also occurred. 13 100
26 March 15, 2008 Barnwell (EF0) Survey found a brief touchdown along hwy 78. three miles west-northwest of Williston <1 20
27 March 15, 2008 Lee (EF1) Storm Survey and Emergency Manager found damage to several homes, mobile homes, and a church in the Ashwood and Red Hill areas on Green Ln, Taproot, Day Lilly, and other secondary roads. Numerous trees and powerlines were down in the Lynchburg area. The toranado started one mile west-southwest of Ashwood and ended one mile north of Lynchburg 14 440
28 March 15, 2008 Barnwell (EF0) Storm survey found another brief touchdown of the supercell tornado along Bromitch Lane just north of hwy 78 two miles east of Elko. <1 20
29 March 15, 2008 Clarendon (EF0) EM and broadcast media reported and showed video of a tornado moving across land then across the north portion of Lake Marion and continuing east. Damage survey found many trees and some powerlines down. Only minor damage to a few homes. The tornado touchdown began two miles south-southwestof the Manning-Clarendon Airport and ended seven miles south-southwest of Foreston. 8 220
30 March 15, 2008 Bamberg (EF1) Survey found utility poles snapped in half, trees and powerlines down. Moderate damage to several homes.The tornado touchdown began one mile east of Denmark and ended one mile west-northwest of Denmark 2 220
31 March 15, 2008 Horry (EF0) A National Weather Service Storm Survey concluded a brief tornado touchdown beginning near the intersection of Jordanville Road and U.S. 501 in Aynor. The tornado traveled for about one-quarter mile, then lifted and dissipated near the intersection of Pine Street and 11th Avenue. Damage was confined to a mobile home. A carport was completely destroyed resulting in subsequent damage to powerlines and trees. The tornado was classified as an EF0 with winds estimated around 80 mph. The tornado had a maximum path width of 25 yards. The path length was 0.27 miles. Horry County officials estimated about $5,000 dollars worth of damage. <1 25
32 March 15, 2008 Williamsburg (EF1) A National Weather Service Storm Survey concluded an EF1 tornado with winds to 105 mph first touched down just north of Santee River Road three miles southwest of Edwards and moved east crossing State Route 375. The tornado lifted just west of U.S. 52, two miles southwest of Heineman. Numerous large hardwood trees were uprooted or snapped. The maximum path width was 75 yards. The path length was about 2 1/2 miles.A surface warm front lifted northward across the area just a few hours prior to the onset of a severe weather outbreak while a cold front approached from the northwest. 2 75
33 March 15, 2008 Bamberg (EF1) Numerous trees along a wide path were down with nice convergent pattern. The tornado path started four miles southeast of Bamberg Carlisle Airport and ended one mile north-northeast of Farrells Crossroads. 4 660
34 March 15, 2008 Orangeburg (EF3) Extensive damage in Branchville. One home was destroyed and 16 had other moderate to major damage. One mobile home was destroyed and a half dozen had moderate to major damage. Seven buildings in downtown were destroyed, including a couple of 3 layer deep brick buildings. Thirteen others had major damage and 5 had minor damage. Amazingly there were no injuries or deaths. The tornado started three miles west-southwest of Branchville and ended two miles northeast of Dorange 10 1320
35 March 15, 2008 Williamsburg (EF1) A National Weather Service Storm Survey concluded an EF1 tornado with winds to 100 mph developed just west of Steadfast Road where most of the damage occurred. The tornado dissipated just east of Jumpin Run Road. Thirty five homes were damaged, 7 suffered major damage and 5 were completely destroyed. The maximum path width was 75 yards. The path length was about 4 miles. Williamsburg County officials estimated the damage at $200,000. The tornado's initial touchdown was one mile north-northeast of Trio then ended two miles north-northwest of Earles. 4 75
36 March 15, 2008 Georgetown (EF0) The Emergency Manager surveyed damage and concluded a tornado briefly touched down two miles southwest of Oatland. Eight trees were blown down. Significant damage occurred to a house when one of these trees fell onto the structure. The porch was damaged and the foundation of the house was shifted. The maximum path width and path length was 20 yards. <1 20
37 March 15, 2008 Dorchester (EF1) An EF1 Tornado was confirmed by a storm survey conducted by the Charleston, South Carolina National Weather Service Office. The Tornado touched down one mile north of Ridgeville, South Carolina at the Carters Fast Stop gas station, and traveled 2.2 miles before lifting. The maximum width of the tornado was determined to be 40 yards. Roof panels were stripped from the Canopy at the Carters fast stop gas station, two mobile homes were damaged with one shifted 5 feet off its foundation and another having its windows and doors blown out. Additionally, a car was moved approximately 50 feet. The estimated maximum sustained winds in this EF1 Tornado were estimated to be between 100 and 110 mph. Property damage: $210,000. 2 40
38 March 15, 2008 Berkeley (EF1) An EF1 Tornado was confirmed by a Storm Survey conducted by the Charleston, South Carolina National Weather Service Forecast Office in Berkeley County near Mount Holly, South Carolina. The Tornado touched down at 825 PM EDT two miles north of Mount Holly, South Carolina in the Strawberry Hill Mobile Home Park just east of Highway 52. The Tornado tracked 0.6 miles before lifting near Angel Lane. The maximum width of the Tornado was around 180 yards, with maximum sustained winds estimated to be between 100 and 110 mph. Extensive damage occurred to two mobile homes, moderate damage to six mobile homes, and minor damage to six additional mobile homes in the Strawberry Hill Mobile Home Park. There were seven injuries which resulted from the Tornado, with three individuals in need of additional treatment transported to a local hospital. Large trees were also observed to have been snapped off at the base or uprooted. Property damage: $250,000. 1 180
39 March 15, 2008 Berkeley (EF1) An EF1 Tornado was confirmed by a Storm Survey conducted by the Charleston, South Carolina National Weather Service Forecast Office in Berkeley County near Cainhoy, South Carolina. At 836 PM EDT, a Tornado touched down two miles east of Cedar Hill in a plantation west of Cainhoy Road and continued to track 1.2 miles before lifting. The maximum path width was around 135 yards, with maximum sustained winds estimated between 95 and 105 mph. The Tornado severely damaged a large storage shed and knocked down several large trees as it crossed the plantation. The Tornado then crossed Cainhoy Road and struck the Mount Zion Methodist Church. The church suffered complete failure of the front porch and had a portion of the roof deck uplifted and the steeple knocked over. Portions of the outer brick wall also suffered significant damage. The Tornado then continued into a field behind the church before lifting. Property damage: $200,000. 1 135
40 April 4, 2008 Edgefield (EF1) Storm Survey, coordinated with SCDOT, found several groves of trees down with good convergent patterns at SC 20 and Great North roads, US 21, and Wateree road. 7 80
41 April 4, 2008 Newberry, Laurens (F0) Storm survey found trees down on roads, on one home, and mobile home. Both the home and mobile home also had wind damage to the roof and exterior walls. The tornado touchdown began one mile northeast of Cromer and ended two miles south-southwest of Brickhouse Crossroads. Property damage: $10,000. 5 60
42 May 11, 2008 Aiken (EF0) NWS storm survey confirmed trees down from an EF0 on Mt. Calvary, Westin Way, and other secondary roads with no structural damage.The tornadotouched down six miles northeast of Baynham and lifted three miles south-southwest of Monetta 3 60
43 May 11, 2008 Aiken (EF0) NWS storm survey confirmed trees down from an EF0 on Old Shoals, Abney and other secondary roads. THe tornado touched down three miles south-southeast of Monetta and ended three miles southwest of Monetta. 1 50
44 May 11, 2008 Aiken (EF0) NWS Storm Survey confirmed trees down along JB Swartze, Counter and other secondary roads with no structural damage. The initial touchdown was eight miles west-northwest of Wagener and ended six miles north of Wagener 8 50
45 May 11, 2008 Hampton (EF0) A trained weather spotter reported a weak rope tornado touchdown 2 miles southeast of Varnville. The tornado was seen in contact with the ground for approximately 2 minutes. No damage resulted from the weak Tornado. <1 20
46 May 11, 2008 Charleston (EF2) A confirmed EF-2 tornado initially touched down along Bears Bluff Road on Wadmalaw Island, where minor damage was observed. The damage at the initial touchdown location was confined to several trees getting sheared off near the base or twisted to the ground one mile east-northeast of Yonges Island. The tornado then traveled east and crossed the Maybank Highway on Wadmalaw Island where major damage was observed. The majority of the damage occurred on the 4800 block of Maybank Highway, where nearly all the trees in the path of the Tornado were twisted to the ground or sheared off near the base. Numerous homes were damaged as the Tornado ripped through, with many sustaining roof and shingle damage. In fact, two homes had a section of there roofs detached and hurled approximately 50 to 100 feet away from the residences. A detached garage also sustained damage, when the suction from the tornado caused the garage door to get buckled inward into the garage itself, and portions of the tin roof was ripped away and displaced 50 to 75 feet from the garage. A cinder block wall on another home sustained severe damage when a large section of cinder blocks was torn from the wall and hurled into the home. Additionally, a chain link fence around the residence was ripped off and displaced 20 to 30 feet from the supporting poles which held the fence in place. Another home sustained severe damage, as the front porch of the residence was detached and tossed 100 to 150 feet. The same home had the roof lifted 2 to 3 inches from the supporting walls, and a large window curtain was actually pulled upward and into the attic as the Tornado moved through. Quite a bit of damage was also observed in the Long Creek Plantation subdivision, where significant tree damage was observed along with several homes sustaining some minor roof damage. The tornado then moved onto Johns Island and crossed Bohicket Road. Moderate damage was observed as it moved through this area of Johns Island. The majority of the damage was confined to trees being sheared off near the base or twisted to the ground. Several homes did sustain some minor roof damage as shingles were lifted and displaced from the residences. Minor damage was observed on River Road when the tornado weakened before lifting just south of the Charleston Executive Airport. The damage along River Road was confined primarily to several downed trees. A tin roof of a shed sustained minor damage as well, as it lifted slightly but remained intact. The Maximum sustained winds were estimated to be 120 mph with this tornado. The total path length was 12 miles, with a path width of 1 mile when it crossed Maybank Highway and six tenths of a mile when it crossed Bohicket Road. Although significant damage occurred, no injuries were reported. Property damage: $ 1.2 million. 12 1760
47 May 20, 2008 Bamberg (EF1) Sheriff reported a tornado and NWS storm survey confirmed a touchdown along a path from one mile south of Govan to four miles northeast of Ehrhardt. Numerous trees were down along with some powerlines. Moderate damage occurred to 3 homes and 2 mobile homes. One out building was destroyed. Golfball to tennis ball size hail also accompanied this storm stripping trees of leaves and pine needles and flattening crops. 13 800
48 JUne 21, 2008 Berkeley (EF0) The National Weather Service office in Charleston, South Carolina completed a damage survey in Berkeley county and determined that an EF-0 tornado with 70 to 80 mph winds occurred. The tornado touched down near the intersection of Groomstown Road and Endless Lane, then moved northward along Groomstown Road. The path of the tornado was 1/3 of a mile long and 75 yards wide. Four mobile homes sustained minor damage. One large and one small tree were uprooted, and many limbs were snapped off of trees. A large tree split near the bottom of the trunk and one power pole was snapped off. One large chicken coop was lifted off the ground and moved 6 to 8 inches. One lightweight aluminum shed was blown 150 feet away and destroyed. One car was pushed 25 to 30 feet by the wind. Several small wooden pump houses approximately 6 feet by 6 feet were destroyed. Baseball size hail was also reported by those interviewed during the storm survey. There was one injury reported with this tornado. Property damage: $20,000. <1 75
49 June 29, 2008 Edgefield (EF0) The National Weather Service in Charleston, South Carolina completed a damage survey and determined that an EF-0 Tornado occurred around 335 PM EDT Sunday, June 29. The Tornado initially touched down just west of Chisholm Road very near Angle Oak Elementary School one mile southeast of Morris acres. The Tornado moved quickly east and crossed Chisholm Road and portions of Point Park Road before lifting just behind Saint Johns High School near Church Point Lane. The track of the tornado was approximately one half mile and the maximum width was around two tenths of a mile. The tornado damaged some small structures in the area. Portions of the fence surrounding Saint Johns High School stadium was also destroyed. Property damage: $35,000. <1 1000
50 August 26, 2008 Chester (EF0) Several trees were blown down onto power lines two miles northwest of Fort Lawn.The remnants of Tropical Storm Fay stalled just west of the Appalachians and slowly dissipated. A line of mini-supercells developed southeast of the low, resulting in several tornadoes over the Upstate and Northwest Piedmont of South Carolina during the afternoon hours of the 26th. <1 20
51 August 26, 2008 Anderson (EF0) This tornado touched down in Hart County, Georgia before skipping across Lake Hartwell and touched down seven miles south of Townville in extreme western Anderson County. The tornado then ended two miles northeast of Townville in Oconee County. The intermittent damage path was mainly limited to downed trees and power lines in Anderson County. 9 30
52 August 26, 2008 Oconee (EF0) This tornado moved into Oconee County from Pickens County. It then tracked into western Pickens County. The intermittent damage path was mainly limited to downed trees and power lines in Oconee County.The tornado touched down five miles south of Cherrys Crossing and eventually lifted one miles east-southeast of Cherrys Crossing 5 30
53 August 26, 2008 Pickens (EF1) This tornado tracked from Oconee County into extreme western Pickens County.The tornado touched down one mile southwest of Clemson. The tornado lifted one mile northwest of Clemson just after crossing the campus of Clemson University. The intermittent damage path was mainly limited to downed trees and power lines, although some minor structural damage was noted, especially on the Clemson campus near Memorial Stadium. Some trees and large limbs fell on and damaged automobiles in the Clemson area. 2 30
54 August 26, 2008 Pickens (EF0) Trees blown onto power lines on highway 137 one mile north-northeast of Six Mile. <1 20
55 August 26, 2008 Anderson (EF2) A tornado touched down 3 miles west-southwest of Sandy Springs near highway 187 and Mt. Tabor road where a home was damaged and a tree fell on a mobile home. The tornado continued to the north, eventually lifting two miles west-northwest of Pendleton in Pickens COunty. Numerous large trees were snapped off on a ridge very close to the Pickens/Anderson County line, where wind speeds were estimated at close to 120 mph, earning the tornado an EF2 rating. 5 30
56 August 26, 2008 Pickens (EF2) A tornado damage path extended from two miles southeast of Clemson, affecting the research area on the south side of the Clemson University campus. Damage was limited to downed trees and power lines. Numerous large trees were snapped off on a ridge very close to the Pickens, Anderson County line, where wind speeds were estimated at close to 120 mph, earning the tornado an EF2 rating. 1 30
57 August 26, 2008 Greenville (EF1) The tornado touched down in rural, southern Greenville County, one mile north-northeast of Wares Crossroads. As it crossed Davis and Richey Roads, about 5 miles east of Pelzer, it destroyed a garage, removed shingles from roofs and uprooted large trees. The tornado continued north into Moonville where it blew down more trees. It then lifted about nine miles south of Greenville two miles south-southwest of Donaldson Airport. Property damage: $50,000. 6 30
58 August 26, 2008 Fairfield (EF0) The tornado initial touchdown was two miles northeast of Shelton and ended two miles east-southeast of Crosbyville. Storm survey found trees down along a path about 60 yards wide on Mcconnel road, SC20-99, hwy 215, and Cool Branch road. Property damage: $5000. 5 60
59 August 26, 2008 Chester (EF0) Trees and large limbs blown onto power lines one mile west of Cornwall. <1 20
60 November 14, 2008 Calhoun (EF1) Storm survey found an EF1 touched down five miles northeast of Lone Star and continued northeast across Lake Marion into rural Sumter county. The most significant damage occurred near Lone Star along McCords Ferry road just south of Tinah road. At that location several homes lost portions of their roofs and numerous trees and powerlines were down. The tornado moved northeast across Broomstraw road where several outbuildings lost roofs or were destroyed. The tornado lifted one mile east-southeast of Lone Star. Property damage: $500,000. Crop damage: $20,000. 5 200
61 November 14, 2008 Sumter (EF0) The tornado's path started six miles southwest of Pinewood and ended two miles southwest of Pinewood. Property damage: $10,000. Crop damage: $5000. 3 100
62 November 15, 2008 Dillon (EF2) A National Weather Service Storm Survey concluded a tornado first touched down two miles east of Carolina Mills approximately 200 yards south of Dogwood Lakes Road at 1250 AM EST. Large pine trees were snapped and a mobile home rolled about 20 yards before completely disintegrating. It is unknown how well the mobile home was attached to its foundation. A truck was flipped in a church parking lot on Goings Drive. No injuries were reported. The damage was indicative of winds of 110 to 120 mph, EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. The path width was approximately 40 yards. The tornado touched down for a second time resulting in near total roof failure and some damage to the exterior walls of a brick home on Pee Dee Church Road near Andre Drive. No injuries were reported. Lesser tree damage and minor structural damage was noted from this point to the north-northeast for one half to three quarters of a mile as the tornado weakened and/or slightly lifted from the ground. Damage then became more significant as the tornado struck another brick home on the corner of Cornelius Place and Dillon Highway. Total roof failure and minor failure of exterior walls was evident. No injuries were reported. The damage was indicative of winds of 110 to 120 mph, EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. The tornado then continued north-northeast through a large wooded area. Given the extent of tree damage, winds were estimated to 100 mph. The tornado then intensified as it hit a brick home on Appleton Court. Total roof damage and more significant failure of the external walls was evident. The three occupants were not injured. The damage was indicative of winds of 120 to 135 mph, the high end of EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. The path width was about 30 yards. The tornado completely dissipated two miles west- southwest of Carmichael Crossroadsabout 200 yards north of Appleton Court at 1253 AM EST. The Emergency Manager from Dillon County reported ten homes were damaged and two others were destroyed. Seven mobile homes were damaged and three others were destroyed. Three churches were damaged. Five barns were damaged and two others were destroyed. Three cars were damaged and three others were destroyed. Property damage:$325,000 dollars. 1 40
63 December 11, 2008 Newberry (EF0) Storm survey found several trees down along the path of the tornado as it traveled along Berley road and Peak road. No damage occurred in the town of Pomeria as the twister moved just east of its location. The tornado's path began one mile north-northeast of Kibler and ended one mile west-northwestof Hope Station. Property damage: $4000. 3 40

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