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13aprAll DayMoncks Corner (Berkeley County, SC)

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Start Time: 7:38 am EDT 

End Time:  Unknown

Rating:  EF3

Estimated Peak Winds: 145 mph

Path length: 5.81 miles

Width: 880 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  6

County:  Berkeley

State:  South Carolina

Start Lat/Lon: 33.1816 / -79.9901

End Lat/Lon: 33.2046 / -79.895

Note:  Width listed as 0.5 miles, converted to yards


The tornado began in the Fairlawn Subdivision, just east of Moncks Corner.  Several homes had significant damage along Old Fort Road and Dennis Blvd.  There was a home at the east end of Dennis Blvd that had significant enough damage to justify an EF3 rating. There was also extensive snapping and uprooting of trees, as well as vehicle and trailer damage in the area. The tornado moved east-southeast, generally down Dennis Blvd, eastward across the west branch of the Cooper River, and then east-northeastward across SC-402 and Cane Gully Road. At this location, a mobile home was completely destroyed, several other homes and structures sustained significant damage. The tornado continued east-northeastward snapping and uprooting trees, with significant damage to at least one home off of Myrtle Lane, and minor roof and siding damage to approximately four additional homes just south of Bullhead Road. The tornado then dissipated near the intersection of Myrtle Lane and Wright Road. This tornado was part of a family of tornadoes that began more than 100 miles to the southwest, in Screven County, GA.


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