Tornadic storms leave damage in the Midlands - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Tornadic storms leave damage in the Midlands

An overturned boat on Cy Shumpert Road in Newberry County (Source: Mike DeSumma/WIS) An overturned boat on Cy Shumpert Road in Newberry County (Source: Mike DeSumma/WIS)
Damage on Cy Schumpert Road in Newberry County. (Source: Mike DeSumma/WIS) Damage on Cy Schumpert Road in Newberry County. (Source: Mike DeSumma/WIS)
A radar image showing tornado warnings in the Midlands. (Source: WIS) A radar image showing tornado warnings in the Midlands. (Source: WIS)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Strong storms that moved through the Midlands on Wednesday afternoon caused damage and power outages in several areas.

The National Weather Service reported that at least two radar-indicated tornadoes touched down in Saluda and Newberry counties.

According to the Newberry County Sheriff's Office, there are several roads that will be closed for a while due to trees and power lines on the roads. Work is ongoing to clear the roads as quickly as possible.

The majority of the property damage is located in the area of Cy Schumpert Road over to Mid Carolina High School.



There are approximately six homes with damage ranging from minor to severe. There are no known injuries associated with the storm, the sheriff's department said.

Authorities say civilians should not enter the storm damaged area because of the downed power lines and debris. 

WIS crews are on the way to the areas that have been affected.

Click here to watch WIS News 10 live.

A Tornado Watch continues for the entire viewing area through 6 pm.

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