1 transported to hospital after tree falls on West Columbia home

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LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - One person was taken to the hospital after a tree fell onto his home in West Columbia.

According to County of Lexington spokesperson Harrison Cahill, the person is expected to be OK after a tree fell on his home in the 700 block of Violet Street in West Columbia after midnight Saturday.

Cahill says the county has received about 17 storm-related 911 calls since Friday.

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County officials were busy throughout Friday evening as Florence arrived in the Midlands. A number of downed trees fell into roadways and blocking them.

Cahill says if county residents have non-emergency questions, they can call the County of Lexington at 803-785-1342. For all emergencies, call 911.

The Lexington County Sheriff's Department is also urging people to stay off the roads, if possible.

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