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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Columbia SC
239 PM EDT Tue Apr 23 2019

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY SUMMARY FOR 04/19/19 TORNADO EVENT...

...UPDATE Corrections to Beginning and Ending Lat/Lon Pairs...

...EF-2 Tornado South of Rowesville in Orangeburg County...

Start Location...4 W Branchville in Orangeburg County SC
End Location...3 NE Rowesville in Orangeburg County SC
Date...04/19/2019
Estimated Time...01:48 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF2
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...115 mph
Maximum Path Width...300.0 yards
Path Length...10.64 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...33.2693 / -80.8933
Ending Lat/Lon...33.3986 / -80.7946
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...
An EF-2 tornado touched down along the South Fork of the Edisto
River near South River Road. The tornado then moved quickly to
the north-northeast for nearly 11 miles, crossing Hudson Road
near the north fork of the Edisto River, Calhoun Street, Highway
21 south of Rowesville and then lifted along Bethel Forest Road.
The tornado did considerable damage, snapping and uprooting a
large number of hardwood and softwood trees along its path.
Several trees fell onto homes, vehicles and sheds. A metal shed
was destroyed with debris spread over 50-100 yards. The tornado
was on the ground for about 8 minutes.

&&

...EF-1 Tornado East of Orangeburg and West of Cameron in
Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties...

Start Location...2 ENE Wilkinson Heights in Orangeburg County SC
End Location...4 NW Cameron in Calhoun County SC
Date...04/19/2019
Estimated Time...02:01 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...110 mph
Maximum Path Width...400.0 yards
Path Length...7.87 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...33.4939 / -80.7892
Ending Lat/Lon...33.6027 / -80.7521
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...
An EF-1 tornado touched down near the intersection of Old Elloree
Road and Odell Drive. The tornado then moved quickly to the
north-northeast for nearly 8 miles, crossing Cloverdale
Lane, Gramling Road, Interstate 26, Glenzell Road, Cameron Road,
Shulmer Road, and finally Mount Carmel Road. The tornado then
moved into Calhoun County and crossed Church Camp Road and
Belleville Road and lifted before reaching Highway 176. The
tornado did considerable damage, snapping and uprooting a large
number of hardwood and softwood trees along its path. Trees fell
onto several mobile homes, destroying at least 2 of them. Walls
collapsed on a cinder block garage with the metal roofing tossed
across the roadway. At least one home had shingles removed from
the roof. An agricultural center pivot irrigation system was also
knocked over. The tornado was on the ground for about 8 minutes.

&&

...EF-1 Tornado Southwest of Whitmire in Newberry County...

Start Location...5 S Whitmire in Newberry County SC
End Location...3 SSE Whitmire in Newberry County SC
Date...04/19/2019
Estimated Time...02:07 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...105 mph
Maximum Path Width...200.0 yards
Path Length...1.97 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...34.4278 / -81.6193
Ending Lat/Lon...34.454 / -81.61
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...
An EF1 touched down near Asias Branch Road and moved quickly to
the north-northeast. The tornado downed a few trees along with
large branches near Asias Branch Road. The tornado continued
toward Jeanette Road and then to Old Newberry Highway. The most
extensive damage occurred along Old Newberry Highway near the
intersection with Jeanette Road. The tornado completely destroyed
a large 2 story chicken house that was constructed of oak beams
and insulated with a tin roof. There were numerous trees damaged
in this area. Some trees were snapped, uprooted and large limbs
were blown off. A small out building sustained damage to the
metal roof and siding. Another small shed behind a mobile home
was moved two feet off of the foundation. There was damage to
the under-pinning of the mobile home.

&&

...EF-1 Tornado Near Mollys Rock Area in Newberry County...

Start Location...8 NNE Newberry in Newberry County SC
End Location...8 NNE Newberry in Newberry County SC
Date...04/19/2019
Estimated Time...02:08 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...95 mph
Maximum Path Width...25.0 yards
Path Length...0.33 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...34.3812 / -81.5456
Ending Lat/Lon...34.386 / -81.5459
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...
An EF1 tornado briefly touched down between Highway 176 and
Mollys Rock Road. After touching down along Highway 176, it
moved quickly north to Mollys Rock Road. Most of the damage
was restricted to a small area along Mollys Rock Road. At
this location a several trees were damaged. There were three
hardwood trees and one soft wood tree that were snapped. One
large oak tree was snapped off near the ground and the other
trees were snapped off about 15 to 20 feet above the ground.

&&

..EF-2 Tornado Near Lake Marion in Clarendon County...

Start Location...8 NNW Wilsons Landing in Clarendon County SC
End Location...6 NW Wilsons Landing in Clarendon County SC
Date...04/19/2019
Estimated Time...02:29 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF2
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...120 mph
Maximum Path Width...250.0 yards
Path Length...2.91 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...33.5238 / -80.2198
Ending Lat/Lon...33.5609 / -80.1958
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...
The first point of damage was found at Camp Bob Cooper where
there were multiple trees down across the camp. There was also
damage to two docks and minor roof damage to one of the cabins.
The tornado moved across a cove on Lake Marion to Lesesne Drive.
There was widespread tree damage. Trees were either uprooted or
snapped and fell on homes, vehicle and boats. It continued moving
north- northeast to Patriot Road near Rockfish Drive. There were
several mobile homes which sustained damage. One was completely
destroyed with just the cinder block supports remaining. Another
was partially destroyed with the backside addition of the home
collapsed. The tornado continued northeast causing damage to trees
and minor damage to homes along Malibu Drive and Beaver drive
before lifting just past Durant Lane.

&&

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

$$

LV/DM/HC/JAQ/CJR


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