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The National Weather Service in Columbia confirmed that an EF2 tornado touched down in Edgefield County, South Carolina on March 3rd, 2019. 

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Extensive tree damage occurred along the track of the tornado which paralleled Woodlawn Road to Briggs Road and then across Sweetwater Road. Trees all along the path were either uprooted or snapped. The tornado touched down near the intersection of Woodlawn Road and Reedy Branch Road. The tornado continued east-northeast along Woodlawn Road. At the intersection of Woodlawn Road and Highway 230 there was damage to a convenience store. A couple of the gas pumps were blown over and there was damage to the gas station awning. The tornado continued east-northeast producing extensive tree damage and just east of the intersection of Briggs Road and Sweetwater Road. The most extensive damage to structures occurred near the Morgana Community along Woodlawn Road. Several structures were impacted by fallen trees and large branches. Several homes had damage to roof including shingles, fascia and trim. A tree fell across a pick-up truck crushing the truck bed. Numerous power lines were downed along Woodlawn, Highway 230 and Briggs Road.


Statistics Summary of the EF-2 Tornado in Edgefield County on March 3rd, 2019

Location Estimated Start Time Maximum EF-Scale Rating Estimated Maximum Wind Speed Maximum Path Width Path Length Fatalities Injuries
Edgefield, SC 5:53 PM EF2 120 MPH 200 yards  5.05 miles 0 7

*This information is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS Storm Data.


Photos from across the Region (click for a larger image)
Downed Trees
Downed Trees
Uprooted Tree
Downed Trees
Snapped and Downed Trees
Snapped Trees.