Columbia, SC (WLTX) — A line of thunderstorms expected to produce strong, damaging wind gusts and frequent lightning Sunday afternoon delivered, with damage being reported throughout the Midlands.
Reports of downed trees, traffic light and power outages, blocked roadways and damaged homes streamed in late Sunday afternoon.
Damage reports appear to be worse in Lexington County, where a tornado warning was issued and later expired Sunday afternoon. The National Weather Service later confirmed that a tornado touched down between Lexington and Irmo.
As of 6 PM, there were no watches or warnings in effect for the Midlands.
As of 11:30 p.m. Sunday night, SCE&G was reporting approximately 10,000 power outages in Lexington and Richland Counties.