PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC

930 AM EDT THU SEP 10 2004

 

...POST FRANCES SUMMARY FOR CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA AND EAST CENTRAL

GEORGIA...

 

ON SEPTEMBER 7 THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE FRANCES PRODUCED A RASH OF

22 TORNADOES AFFECTING 12 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA.

SEVERAL COUNTIES HAD MULTIPLE TORNADOES. THERE WERE 12 INJURIES.

DAMAGE SURVEYS AND RELIABLE REPORTS REVEALED THE FOLLOWING TORNADO

CLASSIFICATIONS BY COUNTY ALONG WITH DAMAGE DESCRIPTIONS:

 

AIKEN COUNTY - 1 F0. TREES DOWN.

 

BAMBERG COUNTY - 1 F0. TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN.

 

BARNWELL COUNTY - 1 F0. TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN.

 

CALHOUN COUNTY - 2 F0S. TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN.

 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY - 1 F0. TREES DOWN.

 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY - 1 F1. DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HOMES, BUSINESSES,

AND SCHOOL.

 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY - 1 F2. 2 MOBILE HOMES DESTROYED, MANY OTHERS

WITH SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE. 5 INJURIES.

 

CLARENDON COUNTY - 1 F0. TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN.

 

FAIRFIELD COUNTY - 1 F0. TREES DOWN.

 

KERSHAW COUNTY - 1 F0. MINOR DAMAGE TO MOBILE HOMES. TREES AND POWER

LINES DOWN.

 

KERSHAW COUNTY - 1 F1. MODERATE DAMGE TO SEVERAL MOBILE HOMES AND

FRAMED HOUSES. 1 INJURY.

 

KERSHAW COUNTY - 1 F3. SEVERE DAMAGE TO BRICK HORSE STABLE. SEVERAL

OUT BUILDINGS DESTROYED. MANY HOUSES DAMAGED. TREES/POWER LINES DOWN.

 

LANCASTER COUNTY - 1 F1. BUILDING ON TURKEY FARM SEVERELY DAMAGED.

FEW OTHER HOMES/MOBILE HOMES HAD MODERATE DAMAGE.

 

LEE COUNTY - 1 F0. TREES/POWER LINES DOWN. MINOR MOBILE HOME DAMAGE.

 

LEE COUNTY - 1 F1. MODERATE DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HOMES AND COTTON MILL.

 

ORANGEBURG COUNTY - 1 F0. RELIABLE REPORT OF TOUCHDOWN ON CANNON

BRIDGE RD.

 

RICHLAND COUNTY - 1 F0. TREES/POWER LINES DOWN.

 

RICHLAND COUNTY - 1 F1. MODERATE DAMAGE TO 22 HOMES AND STRUCTURES.

TREES/POWER LINES DOWN.

 

RICHLAND COUNTY - 1 F2. 3 MOBILE HOMES DESTROYED. SEVERAL OTHERS

DAMAGED. TREES/POWER LINES DOWN. 3 INJURIES.

 

SUMTER COUNTY - 1 F1. LIGHT/MODERATE DAMAGE TO HOMES/STRUCTURES.

TREES/POWER LINES DOWN.

 

SUMTER COUNTY. 1 F2. 55 HOMES DAMAGED, 9 DESTROYED. ABOUT 1.7

MILLION DAMAGE. 3 INJURIES.

 

 

IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADOES, THERE WERE SEVERAL REPORTS OF STRONG

STRAIGHT LINE WINDS WHICH DOWNED TREES, DESTROYED TWO MOBILE HOMES,

AND DAMAGED SEVERAL OTHER ROOFS.

 

THERE WERE ALSO WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN THE AREA OF 3 TO 4

INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS OF 6 TO 8 INCHES IN HEAVIER

TROPICAL RAIN BANDS. SOME LOCALIZED FLOODING WAS REPORTED. A

SEPARATE STATEMENT WAS ISSUED DETAILING THE RAINFALL REPORTS FOR

CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA AND EAST CENTRAL GEORGIA/CENTRAL SAVANNAH

RIVER AREA.

 

THE RECENT RAINS ALSO AFFECTED MANY RIVERS IN THE AREA. AT 8 AM ON

SEPTEMBER 10, RIVER FLOOD WARNINGS WERE IN EFFECT FOR THE FOLLOWING

RIVERS...WATEREE...CONGAREE...PEE DEE...BROAD...SALUDA...AND ENOREE.

REFER TO THE LATEST FLOOD STATEMENT FROM WFO COLUMBIA, SC.

 

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