At 11:02 p.m., Monday, January 2, 2017, the National Weather Service in Columbia, South Carolina issued a Tornado Warning for the following CSRA localities:
North central Burke County in east central Georgia…
Southeastern Richmond County in east central Georgia…
Northwestern Barnwell County in central South Carolina…
Southwestern Aiken County in central South Carolina
The tornado watch will remain in effect until 11:45 p.m. EST.
National Weather Service radar indicated rotation.
“At 11:02 PM EST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Jackson, or 10 miles west of Savannah River Site, moving northeast at 30 mph,” stated the National Weather Service, adding that the storm would also have the ability to produce quarter size hail.
IMPACT:Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely.
* This dangerous storm will be near.:
Jackson around 1110 PM EST.
Aiken and New Ellenton around 1130 PM EST.
TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.
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