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Tornado Warning expires for multiple Upstate counties

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A Tornado Warning was issued Wednesday for multiple Upstate counties as heavy storms moved through.

Anderson and Greenville counties were in the affected areas until 5 p.m. The warning remained in effect for Spartanburg and Cherokee counties until 5:30 p.m.

At 5:30 p.m., officials said the storm appeared to have weakened to a point where it would not be capable of producing a tornado.

Below are details from the National Weather Service about the warning:

The National Weather Service in Greenville-spartanburg has issued a Tornado Warning for: Southeastern Greenville County In Upstate South Carolina. Northeastern Anderson County In Upstate South Carolina.

  • Until 5:00 PM EST.

  • At 4:12 PM EST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 6 miles northwest of Anderson, or near Northlake. Moving east at 55 mph. Hazard, tornado. Source, radar indicated rotation. 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. West Pelzer, Williamston and Piedmont around 4:30 PM EST. Simpsonville, Donaldson center and Mauldin around 4:40 PM EST. Fountain Inn and Five Forks around 4:50 PM EST. Other locations impacted by this dangerous thunderstorm include Fork shoals and Sandy Springs. Tornado, radar indicated hail, 0.00IN.

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.

A Brief, weak tornado is likely. Mobile homes could be flipped. Falling trees can cause death or serious injury, and major damage to houses. Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building.

Please Report damaging winds, hail, or flooding to the National Weather Service Greenville-spartanburg by calling toll free, (800) 267-8101, or by posting on our Facebook page, or tweet it using Hashtag Nwsgsp. Your message should describe the event and the specific location where it occurred.

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