FIRST ALERT: Two tornadoes confirmed in Florence County Thursday

FIRST ALERT: Two tornadoes confirmed in Florence County Thursday
EF0 tornado damage found near Timmonsville (Source: WMBF)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Florence County as the remnants of Sally arrived Thursday.

Survey crews found damage supportive of an EF-0 tornado with 85 mph winds around Timmonsville. The damage was observed between Twin Bridge Road and Twin Churciae Road in the Sardis Community of Florence County.

This was in addition to multiple reports of roadway flooding around the Florence area as upwards of 7″ of rain fell Thursday. Those waters have since receded but some minor river flooding is expected over the next week.

EF0 tornado damage found near Timmonsville
EF0 tornado damage found near Timmonsville (Source: WMBF)

An additional EF-0 tornado was also confirmed in Florence County off Highway 327, south of FMU. Winds were estimated at 75 mph along a two-mile path. The tornado occurred just south of Old River Road near Diamond Head Loop. Trees and large limbs were blown down and a metal carport was overturned according to the National Weather Service.

Winds were estimated at 75 mph
Winds were estimated at 75 mph (Source: WMBF)

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