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NOUS42 KILM 182107

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington NC
507 PM EDT SAT JUN 18 2016

...NWS Meteorologists Completed a Survey of Storm Damage West of
Kingstree in Williamsburg County South Carolina...

The National Weather Service office in Wilmington NC conducted a
storm survey for the area west of Kingstree in Williamsburg
County, South Carolina. The survey was in relation to the severe
thunderstorms that moved through the area between 3 and 4 pm on
June 17 2016.

Although preliminary information received at the National Weather
Service included reports of a possible tornado, the storm survey
determined that a tornado did not occur. The damage resulted from
straightline winds gusting as high as 75 to 85 mph.

The most significant damage was observed along Manning Highway
between Easler Highway and Highway 52, where tree damage was
widespread. Numerous large limbs were blown out of healthy trees
along this 5 mile stretch of road. Also, a few tree tops were
snapped out of healthy trees up to 14 inches in diameter. There
were a few larger trees that were snapped off, but these larger
trees were weakened by a considerable amount of rotten wood. In
addition, a few medium to large trees were uprooted.

Several homes lost a small amount of shingles or flashing, and
some received mostly minor damage from falling trees or limbs.
There were also a few outdoor buildings that were damaged or
destroyed as the wind lifted their metal roofing and deposited it
up to 100 yards away.


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