Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
Keeshan Brown still has a big mess to clean up.
"I'm just going to have to buy a tarp, cover it up, and pray to God that it doesn't rain," Brown said.
Friday night, golf-ball sized hail cracked the Northeast Columbia woman's front windshield, dented the roof of her Mazda and obliterated the back windshield too.
"Last night was very terrifying," Brown said. "The storm actually came out of nowhere. You just heard things hitting the door, and we thought that maybe, at first, somebody was actually knocking on the door."
Brown has already called her insurance company and Russ Dubisky with the South Carolina Insurance News Service said many more are likely doing the same thing.
"Hail can be a very severe event when you start talking about replacing roofs for neighborhoods and things like that," Dubisky said.
Dubisky said damage isn't always noticeable at first.
"With hail damage, what we encourage folks to do, as they're inspecting, is look at things that are easy to notice," Dubisky said. "Look at your mailbox, if it's metal, and see if that's been damaged. Look at your vehicle if it was parked outside of a garage or carport to see if that has damage, which might tell you that your roof has been damaged without ever going on top of it. / Then, the next step is very easy. Just call your insurance company or your agent and tell them that you want to file a claim. They'll send somebody out to inspect the damage and get the claims process started right away."
James Cook said he got put on hold due to the volume of calls.
"I tried calling them last night, and I just got put on hold," Cook said.
In the meantime, Cook is hoping for sunny weather. He was working at a restaurant off Clemson Road when the storms passed through.
"It was pretty chaotic," Cook said. "I mean, we were in the kitchen cooking and everything and then, all of a sudden, we started hearing the hail kind of pounding on the building. We stepped out. We just opened the door, and two or three of us just got pelted with hail. I mean, we had welts on our arms from it and everything."
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:58:33 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>