Severe Storms Cause Damage in Parts of the Midlands

Damage from a tornado touch down in St. Matthews

Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Severe storms moved through the Midlands late Monday afternoon, downing some trees and powerlines in the process.

While there were several tornado warnings that were triggered, it's still unclear if an actual twister touched down. National Weather Service investigators will take a look at the damage to make a determination one way or the other.

One death has been caused by the storm, when high winds flipped a mobile home in the town of Whitmire, killing a man inside the house. Investigators aren't yet sure if that fatality was cause by a tornado. 

Several trees were reported down near a home on Longs Pond Road in Lexington County. In Calhoun County, where one of the radar indicated tornadoes was reported, snapped power lines were found in a rural area, and winds lifted the roof off a barn.

Also damage in St. Matthews on Hwy 6 with trees snapped, power lines down and buildings lost roofs.  

A few isolated showers will be possible very early Tuesday, but the clouds should decrease through the day. The next chance for rain will come Wednesday.

 

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