Two tornadoes touch down as storms cross northern SC - - Columbia, South Carolina

Two tornadoes touch down as storms cross northern SC

EASLEY, SC (AP) - The National Weather Service says at least two tornadoes touched down in South Carolina as a line of storms rumbled through the state.

Forecasters say one tornado touched down near Easley around 7:45pm Tuesday and had winds up to 110 mph.

The twister stayed down for about 2½ miles and damaged signs, buildings and blew out at least one storefront along Main Street.

A second tornado touched down for about 2 miles near Gray Court in Laurens County around 9:45 p.m., damaging two mobile homes and uprooting a large oak tree that fell on a home.

In Greenville County, authorities say 50-year-old Rita Hunter of Travelers Rest was killed Tuesday afternoon after she lost control of her car on a wet roadway, struck a tree and overturned.

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