Thunderstorm Warning for Berkeley County SC and 2 More

CHARLESTON, SC (239 PM EDT Fri Apr 19 2019) — The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for portions of Charleston County in southeastern South Carolina Berkeley County in southeastern South Carolina Dorchester County in southeastern South Carolina until 345 PM EDT. At 238 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Summerville to 14 miles southwest of Fort Sumter, moving northeast at 55 mph. HAZARD: 70 mph wind gusts. SOURCE: Radar indicated. These thunderstorms have a history of producing wind damage. Expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. Locations impacted include Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, Hanahan, McClellanville and Middleton Place. This warning includes I-26 between mile markers 199 and 221. I-526 between mile markers 11 and 31. A tornado watch remains in effect for the warned area. Tornadoes can develop quickly from severe thunderstorms. Although a tornado is not immediately likely, if one is spotted, act quickly and move to a place of safety inside a sturdy structure such as a basement or small interior room. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Report damage directly to the Charleston National Weather Service at 1-888-383-2024 when it is safe to do so.

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