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13aprAll DayEdisto Beach (Colleton County, SC)

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Start Time: 8:15 am EDT 

End Time:  Unknown

Rating:  EF2

Estimated Peak Winds: 125 mph

Path length: 1.16 miles

Width: 140 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries: 0

County:  Colleton

State:  South Carolina

Start Lat/Lon: 32.4852 / -80.343

End Lat/Lon: 32.491 / -80.3244


The tornado likely started as a waterspout off the coast and then moved inland across Edisto Beach. The tornado ripped portions or large sections of roofs off of six homes. The home most impacted by the storm was on the beach in the the 3300 block of Palmetto Blvd where glass doors and windows were broken in and large sections of the roof were removed. The wall facing the road of the home was pushed towards the road. There was numerous trees snapped off and uprooted along the path, power lines were knocked down, a boat and several vehicles were damaged, and a trailer was flipped over. Numerous homes had windows blown out or suffered minor siding or roof damage. The tornado dissipated around 817 AM in the marsh after leaving Edisto Beach.


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