FIRST ALERT: NWS determines straight-line winds, microburst caused damage near Conway during storms

Published: Jan. 5, 2023 at 1:32 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 5, 2023 at 5:31 PM EST
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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - The National Weather Service determined straight-line winds with microbursts caused the damage near Conway as severe storms passed through Wednesday in Horry County.

According to the NWS, a microburst is a downdraft in a storm and can cause extensive damage.

A team from the agency visited Horry County on Thursday morning in the area of Juniper Bay Road to assess damage to some structures.

The microburst also uprooted trees and downed power lines near the intersection of Juniper Bay and Johnson Shortcut roads. The NWS said there were 70 to 80 mph winds in some places as the severe weather hit Horry County.

A further NWS storm survey also reported damage in Robeson County, with a tree falling on a home in St. Pauls and trees snapped in the area of Parkton Tobermory Road near Highway 301.

No injuries were reported from the storm.

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