MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the entire viewing through 10 p.m. Thursday, as an intense line of storms move across the region through the afternoon and evening.
The storm has a potential for very strong winds, hail and dangerous lightning.
If you see damage in your area, and can safely do so, send us pictures of the damage to email@example.com
Traffic light defect on West Palmetto Street near the Bi-Lo at U.S. 76
Traffic light defect at Pine Needles and Southborough roads in Florence County
Tree in roadway in the northbound lanes on I-95 at mile marker 162 in Florence County
Tree in roadway at 100 Cotton Street in Marlboro County
Traffic light malfunction at Florence National Cemetery and Freedom Boulevard in Florence County
Tree in roadway at Hinson Farm Road and State Highway 349 in Marlboro County
Tree in roadway at Orange and North Sycamore streets in Darlington County
Tree in roadway on Club Road near Hibiscus Road in Darlington County
Tree in roadway on Pisgah Road near the Palmer Work Release Center in Florence County
Tree in roadway on Wesley Chapel Road and Indian Branch Road in Darlington County
Tree in roadway on Southborough Road near West Hampton Pointe Drive in Florence County
Tree in roadway at 331 Philadelphia Street near East Seven Pines Street in Darlington County
Tree in roadway at 1529 Bay Road near Westwinds Drive in Darlington County
Tree in roadway at Una Road and Sand Line Avenue in Darlington County
Tree in Roadway on Bourroughs Road near Hampton Road in Florence County
Tree in roadway at 1504 Lake Swamp Road in Darlington County
Tree in roadway on Alligator Road near Queen Ann Road in Florence County
Tree in roadway on S.C. 912 at Brickyard Road in Marlboro County
Tree in roadway on New Market Road at Whipporwill Road in Darlington County
Tree in roadway on Oates Highway near Christmas Tree Road in Darlington County
Tree in roadway on Country Club Road at U.S. 401 in Lamar
Tree down in roadway on Bethel Road and Green Oak Drive in Darlington County
Downed tree reported on Tema Road near Tyner Drive in Darlington County
Traffic light defect reported on Fourth Street at S.C. 151 in Darlington County
Tree in roadway on Sally Hill Road near South Center Road in Darlington County
Downed tree on County Line Road between New Farm and Pleasant Hill Drive in Georgetown County
Tree down in roadway at Hubert Baxley and Warner roads in Mullins
Levi James with the Florence County Emergency Management told WMBF News that trees crashed down mobile homes in the 4000 block on Pamplico Highway.
A neighbor told WMBF News that an elderly woman and her husband were rescued from the home. They suffered minor injuries and were taken to the hospital.
Traffic light malfunction on U.S. 76 East at Francis Marion Road
Tree down in roadway on Ham Road at U.S. 76 in Timmonsville
A downed tree has a roadway blocked in Marion County on Mooresville and Wahee roads.
The heavy rain and winds has the potential to cause widespread power outages in our area.
As of 6:30 p.m.:
From Santee Cooper:
Santee Cooper is reporting 712 outages mostly in the northern part of the Grand Strand
From Pee Dee Electric Cooperative:
Darlington County - 1,287 outages
Florence County - 196 outages
Marion County - 467 outages
From Duke Energy Progress:
Customers Without Power:
Darlington County - 2,472 outages
Dillon County - 130 outages
Florence County - 2,153 outages
Georgetown County - 1,736
Horry County - 1,567
Marion County - 550 outages
Marlboro County - 4,431
We will monitor those outages throughout the night.
Click links below if you need to report an outage or see restoration times: