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25aprAll DayWade Hampton (Greenville County, SC)

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Start Time: 9:09 pm EDT 

End Time: Unknown

Rating:  EF2

Estimated Peak Winds: 115 mph

Path length:  5.54 miles

Width:  200 yards

Fatalities: 0

Injuries:  0

County:  Greenville

State:  South Carolina

Start Lat/Lon: 34.8916 / -82.3915

End Lat/Lon:  34.8782 / -82.2974


An EF2 tornado touched down just east of the Montebello subdivision in central Greenville County. Initial damage consisted mainly of large tree limbs broken, but the tornado intensified and uprooted trees and snapped numerous tree trunks as it approached and ran along Pleasantburg Dr. The tornado reached its peak intensity of 115 mph and width of close to 400 yards for the first time after crossing Rutherford Rd, where it lifted the roof off a motel in the Forest Hills area, snapped numerous hardwood tree trunks, and threw the roofing material a good distance, destroying numerous cars. The tornado continued to snap and uproot trees as it moved parallel to Brushy Creek and crossed Wade Hampton Blvd, where it lifted much of the roof off a restaurant and damaged the SAVMOR building. The tornado then continued moving eastward and winds reached peak intensity of 115 mph again as it crossed Edwards Rd, where it snapped and uprooted multiple hardwood trees. In addition, the tornado debarked many of these trees. The tornado kept going towards Botany Rd, where it damaged a church building and snapped more trees. The tornado then crossed E. North St. where it weakened, snapping numerous tree limbs before lifting just before reaching Hudson Rd. 


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