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NWS confirms EF-0 tornado damaged church, homes in Darlington County

Published: Jun. 17, 2022 at 2:35 PM EDT
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DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in the Pee Dee on Thursday.

A report from the NWS states the twister formed in the woods near Lawson Grove Road at 6:27 p.m. The tornado caused downed and snapped trees as it crossed the road, continuing to the southeast with peak winds of up to 85 miles per hour.

The NWS also said it flipped a large agriculture irrigation system in a corn field along Jojo Road before damaging trees along Philadelphia Street.

It also damaged roof shingle damage at the Philadelphia Methodist Church and destroyed a storage building and knocked down a few granite headstones in a nearby graveyard.

The twister continued into fields and woods south of the area, ripping a metal roof off a single-wide mobile home and damaging another home in the area of South Center Road.

The tornado eventually lifted around six miles outside Timmonsville at 6:34 p.m.

No injuries were immediately reported.

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