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Very Heavy Rain, Severe Thunderstorms, and High Flash Flood Risk moves into the Mississippi Valley and Midwest

Thunderstorms, some severe, with very heavy rain have moved into the Mid South and Tennessee Valley today. Flash flooding and severe thunderstorms will be possible from the central Gulf Coast to the Upper Great Lakes. The greatest threat of excessive rains will be in portions of the Lower and Middle Mississippi Valleys. This storm system has a history of producing life threatening flash floods. Read More >

Track of damage associated with the Jonesville, SC tornado on 10 April 2009
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
710 PM EDT SAT APR 11 2009

...TORNADO CONFIRMED SOUTH OF JONESVILLE SC...

LOCATION...JONESVILLE...UNION COUNTY SC
DATE...APRIL 10TH 2009
ESTIMATED TIME...832 TO 837 PM
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING/CAUSE...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...105 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...350 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...4 MILES

...SUMMARY...

TORNADIC WIND DAMAGE WAS INITIALLY OBSERVED ABOUT 3 MILES SOUTHWEST
OF JONESVILLE WITHIN THE PROCTOR AND ZIG ZAG ROAD AREAS WHERE SEVERAL
TREES WERE UPROOTED AND SNAPPED...A FENCE WAS BLOWN OVER AND VARIOUS
OUTDOOR OBJECTS...SUCH AS A TRAMPOLINE AND SWING SETS WERE DISPLACED. 
WIND DAMAGE CONTINUED EASTWARD...ALONG AND SOUTH OF T BISHOP ROAD...
WHERE 50 TO 100 TREES WERE UPROOTED AND SNAPPED. A SINGLE WIDE 
MOBILE HOME WAS DESTROYED AND ANOTHER HEAVILY DAMAGED ALONG T BISHOP
ROAD.

AN INTERMITTENT DAMAGE PATH CONTINUED EASTWARD WITH CONCENTRATED
DAMAGE OBSERVEDC AT A RESIDENCE 3 MILES SOUTHEAST OF JONESVILLE
ALONG JONESVILLE HIGHWAY. AT THIS LOCATION...20-30 PINES AND CEDARS
WERE UPROOTED AND/OR SNAPPED. A HOUSE EXPERIENCED MINOR ROOF DAMAGE
FROM FLYING DEBRIS AND SHINGLE LOSS. A 3 TON TRAILER WAS PICKED 
UP AND BLOWN 100 FEET.

AT THE MILLIKEN PLANT OFF BOB LITTLE ROAD...CONSIDERABLE ROOF DAMAGE
WAS OBSERVED WITH SEVERAL TREES UPROOTED/SNAPPED AND SEVERAL TRAILERS
OVERTURNED. THE DAMAGE PATH CULMINATED ABOUT 3.5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF
JONESVILLE AT THE SCALES MOBILE HOME PARK WHERE 2 MOBILE HOMES WERE
DAMAGED AND A FEW TREES WERE UPROOTED AND/OR SNAPPED.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND THEIR GRATITUDE TO
THE UNION COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND THE JONESVILLE FIRE
DEPARTMENT FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE IN THIS DAMAGE SURVEY.

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