Hampton County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Hampton County is lower than South Carolina average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Hampton County is lower than South Carolina average and is lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #35
The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.
Volcano Index, #1
The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.
Tornado Index, #35
The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.
Other Weather Extremes Events
A total of 9,916 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Hampton County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||556||Hail:||2,867||Heat:||29||Heavy Snow:||18|
|High Surf:||6||Hurricane:||8||Ice Storm:||13||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||60|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||5,829||Tropical Storm:||34||Wildfire:||1||Winter Storm:||23||Winter Weather:||12|
No volcano is found in or near Hampton County.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Hampton County.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Hampton County.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 31 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Hampton County.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|19.4||1975-05-03||2||32°29'N / 81°16'W||32°32'N / 81°12'W||5.40 Miles||50 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Effingham|
|23.6||1999-04-15||2||33°07'N / 81°13'W||33°07'N / 81°11'W||3.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||2K||20K||Allendale|
|Brief Description: An F2 tornado destroyed 20 acres of watermelons and rolled over a large tractor several times. Numerous trees and powerlines were down along the track.|
|24.9||2003-07-01||2||32°41'N / 81°36'W||32°45'N / 81°32'W||6.00 Miles||500 Yards||0||0||0||0||Screven|
|Brief Description: A tornado knocked down numerous trees and power lines and overturned a car. Much of WFO Charleston's CWA was impacted by the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill as it tracked to the northeast across the extreme northern section of Georgia. The mini outbreak of tornadoes started around 8 p.m. on the night of July 1st and did not stop until after 115 a.m. on the morning of July 2nd. Fortunately, there were no deaths with the tornadoes. Screven County was hardest hit with three separate tornadoes and three areas of wind damage.|
|27.2||2000-09-22||2||33°05'N / 81°29'W||33°05'N / 81°24'W||4.50 Miles||750 Yards||1||5||290K||0||Allendale|
|Brief Description: Fatality occurred in a camper that was one of 10 other campers at a hunt club. The camper was the second one in the line and it appeared to have disintegrated. One of the other campers was turned on its side while the others remained upright, for the most part. Also, there were three mobile homes destroyed, major damage to two mobile homes, minor damage to six mobile homes and major damage to a frame home along with numerous trees down or snapped 10 to 15 feet above the ground. This tornado continued into Barnwell County in WFO Columbia's CWA. M68VE The two tornadoes that occurred in Allendale County were associated with the remnants of T.S. Helene as it moved across Georgia and South Carolina. Heavy rain developed across Berkeley County during the early morning hours of 9/22/00 and caused flooding over the northern half of the county, especially in and around Moncks Corner. The 42 year-old female was killed when she hit a puddle of water and hydroplaned. She hit a pine tree head on and was killed on impact.|
|27.3||2009-04-10||2||33°06'N / 81°25'W||6.00 Miles||500 Yards||0||0||1.0M||0K||Allendale|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service Survey Team determined a tornado touched down along Roberts Road 3.5 miles northeast of Martin, South Carolina at 1230 AM local time Saturday morning and traveled 5.6 miles before lifting. Initially the tornado uprooted or snapped numerous trees with one tree falling on a mobile home and damaging the roof of the structure. The under-skirting of the mobile home was peeled back by the winds and a couple windows were blown out. Additionally, several cars sustained damage by falling trees outside of the mobile home. Another couple homes along Roberts Road received minor rood damage and a couple carports were slightly damaged as well. The tornado continued to nearly parallel Miller Creek Road downing numerous trees and power lines. The maximum width of the tornado was approximately 500 yards near the intersection of Camp Jackson Road and Miller Creek Road. The tornado lifted 2.3 miles south southeast of Kline, South Carolina just past the intersection of Appleton Road and Barnwell Highway /US Highway 278/ at 1239 AM local time, but not before damaging the roof and cinder-block walls of a home, downing numerous trees and completely destroying the historic Cave Methodist Church. The church was wiped completely off its foundation. Several grave stones surrounding the church were overturned or knocked down. An 18 wheel truck was overturned a couple hundred feet from the Cave Methodist Church with a tree falling on it and causing further damage. In total, 4 homes, 1 mobile home, 1 church and 5 vehicles received damage as a result of the tornado. In addition, hundreds of acres of timber was damaged or destroyed. The tornado did not result in any injuries or fatalities. The National Weather Service Damage Survey Team determined the strength of the tornado to be an EF2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale with winds estimated between 120 and 130 miles per hour. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An area of low pressure and associated cold front pushed through the southeast where kinematic profiles and anomalously cold air aloft existed. This lead to the development of strong storms over Allendale county overnight on April 10, 2009.|
|28.0||1998-09-03||2||32°45'N / 81°39'W||32°49'N / 81°36'W||8.00 Miles||350 Yards||0||7||435K||0||Screven|
|Brief Description: Numerous trees snapped off or uprooted. The most extensive damage was approximately 3 miles north of Sylvania. In this area, there were 5 mobile homes destroyed, 1 business destroyed, 15 mobile homes with major damage and 5 mobile homes with minor damage.|
|28.5||1967-07-07||2||32°45'N / 81°38'W||0.50 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Screven|
|28.5||2008-03-15||2||32°23'N / 81°18'W||32°22'N / 81°12'W||7.00 Miles||440 Yards||0||5||1.5M||0K||Effingham|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 Tornado was confirmed by a Storm Survey conducted by the Charleston, South Carolina National Weather Service Forecast Office. The Tornado touched down in Effingham county 1 mile northeast of Springfield, Georgia at 934 PM EDT and traveled southeast approximately 7 miles before lifting at 943 PM EDT about 6 miles east-southeast of Springfield, Georgia. This Tornado destroyed three mobile homes, damaged three to four dozen homes, knocked down 15 high voltage transmission towers, destroyed or damaged 20 vehicles, destroyed numerous outbuildings, sheds, and barns. Five people were injured when the mobile home they were in was blown over and rolled a time or two. Another person was injured when they drove a car into a tree that had fallen across the road. This tornado was a quarter mile wide at its widest point when it crossed Ebenezer Road and had maximum sustained winds estimated between 110 and 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A large and intense area of low pressure lifted northward through the central Appalachians, dragging a strong cold front toward southern South Carolina and southeast Georgia. The combination of the approaching cold front along with strong dynamic forcing and plenty of instability resulted in a widespread organized severe weather outbreak across the region.|
|30.2||1972-10-27||2||32°22'N / 81°19'W||1.00 Mile||400 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Effingham|
|31.1||1983-04-23||3||33°10'N / 81°27'W||33°14'N / 81°13'W||13.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||2||2.5M||0||Barnwell|
|32.0||2008-03-15||2||32°19'N / 81°12'W||1.00 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||3.0M||0K||Effingham|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 Tornado was confirmed by a Storm Survey conducted by the Charleston, South Carolina National Weather Service Forecast Office. The Tornado touched down in Effingham county 3.5 miles northeast of Rincon, Georgia and just northwest of the Georgia Power McIntosh Plant around 944 PM EDT and traveled southeast approximately a half a mile before lifting at 945 PM EDT. This Tornado destroyed a water cooling tower, damaged another water cooling tower and several buildings, toppled two high voltage transmission towers, knocked down or uprooted several dozen trees, tossed tractor trailer cargo containers with equipment inside up to 100 yards. In addition, at the time of the survey one of the tractor trailer containers could not be found. A steel hoist roof assembly weighing a couple thousand pounds used to load and unload heavy items was tossed 100 feet. This tornado was up to 100 yards wide and had maximum sustained winds estimated between 120 and 130 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A large and intense area of low pressure lifted northward through the central Appalachians, dragging a strong cold front toward southern South Carolina and southeast Georgia. The combination of the approaching cold front along with strong dynamic forcing and plenty of instability resulted in a widespread organized severe weather outbreak across the region.|
|34.5||1983-04-23||3||33°14'N / 81°13'W||33°19'N / 80°56'W||16.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||4||2.5M||0||Bamberg|
|35.0||2003-07-01||2||32°34'N / 81°42'W||32°36'N / 81°42'W||2.50 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||0||0||Screven|
|Brief Description: A tornado moved out of Bulloch county into the extreme southern part of the county. Numerous trees were knocked down. Much of WFO Charleston's CWA was impacted by the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill as it tracked to the northeast across the extreme northern section of Georgia. The mini outbreak of tornadoes started around 8 p.m. on the night of July 1st and did not stop until after 115 a.m. on the morning of July 2nd. Fortunately, there were no deaths with the tornadoes. Screven County was hardest hit with three separate tornadoes and three areas of wind damage.|
|35.2||1968-08-06||2||32°54'N / 81°44'W||0.30 Mile||10 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Screven|
|37.8||1989-10-01||2||33°09'N / 81°42'W||33°15'N / 81°25'W||16.50 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Barnwell|
|38.2||2008-03-15||3||33°14'N / 80°51'W||33°14'N / 80°41'W||10.00 Miles||1320 Yards||0||0||0K||0K||Orangeburg|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Extensive damage in Branchville. One home was destroyed and 16 had other moderate to major damage. One mobile home was destroyed and a half dozen had moderate to major damage. Seven buildings in downtown were destroyed, including a couple of 3 layer deep brick buildings. Thirteen others had major damage and 5 had minor damage. Amazingly there were no injuries or deaths. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Seven supercells tracked across our South Carolina County Warning Area and produced many long-lived tornadoes that did significant damage. Over 85 homes were destroyed, around 400 had moderate damage, and estimates for the total devastation were around 40 million dollars.|
|38.7||2003-07-01||2||32°31'N / 81°46'W||32°33'N / 81°43'W||4.50 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||0||0||Bulloch|
|Brief Description: A tornado knocked down trees and damaged mobile homes Much of WFO Charleston's CWA was impacted by the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill as it tracked to the northeast across the extreme northern section of Georgia. The mini outbreak of tornadoes started around 8 p.m. on the night of July 1st and did not stop until after 115 a.m. on the morning of July 2nd. Fortunately, there were no deaths with the tornadoes. Screven County was hardest hit with three separate tornadoes and three areas of wind damage.|
|40.3||1983-04-23||3||33°19'N / 80°56'W||33°20'N / 80°52'W||4.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Orangeburg|
|41.3||1998-04-09||2||32°11'N / 81°25'W||32°14'N / 81°18'W||8.00 Miles||400 Yards||0||1||500K||0||Effingham|
|Brief Description: The Bryan County tornado crossed the county line and weakened as it moved into a less populated area. Once the tornado moved east of GA State Road 17, it lifted. There were no further reports of damage or touchdowns from the parent supercell until the F1 touchdown reported just west of Hardeeville, S.C., which is approximately 12 miles from the last report of damage in Effingham County, Georgia. There were 40 homes damaged along GA 17, about 5 miles south of Guyton. Six of these were mobile homes that were destroyed. Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped off 10 to 15 feet above the ground.|
|42.7||1984-05-03||2||32°22'N / 81°53'W||32°31'N / 81°38'W||20.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||30||2.5M||0||Bulloch|
|43.1||1975-02-18||2||33°22'N / 81°25'W||33°22'N / 81°22'W||3.30 Miles||67 Yards||0||5||250K||0||Barnwell|
|43.5||1991-03-29||2||33°13'N / 81°41'W||0.20 Mile||10 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Aiken|
|44.3||1963-09-28||2||32°55'N / 82°04'W||33°03'N / 81°40'W||24.90 Miles||100 Yards||0||5||250K||0||Burke|
|45.5||1998-04-09||3||32°10'N / 81°35'W||32°13'N / 81°25'W||8.00 Miles||440 Yards||2||16||2.2M||0||Bryan|
|Brief Description: Tornado first touched down just northeast of Pembroke and then crossed I-16 at the Olive Branch Road overpass (about 2 miles west of exit 29) then continued northeast. Significant damage occurred in the Olive Branch Rd. area and also just north of Blitchton, where a 38 year-old female and a 41 year old male were killed along with 15 injured. There were seventy-four (74) homes and other buildiings damaged, with fourteen of those destroyed (6 mobile homes, two frame houses, two brick homes, and four other buildings. Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped off 10 to 15 feet above the ground. F38MH, M41MH|
|47.7||1991-03-03||2||33°19'N / 81°38'W||33°21'N / 81°38'W||5.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Aiken|
|47.8||1976-03-16||2||32°48'N / 81°58'W||0.30 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Jenkins|
|48.4||1998-09-03||2||32°21'N / 80°26'W||32°26'N / 80°28'W||15.00 Miles||75 Yards||1||4||360K||0||Beaufort|
|Brief Description: Thirteen homes were destroyed and another thirteen were heavily damaged, most of them were mobile homes. One mobile home was flipped in the air and smashed to the ground where a 66 -year old female was crushed to death. Numerous trees were snapped off 5 to 15 feet above the ground with others uprooted. The worse of the damage was concentrated in an area approximately 2.5 to 3 miles long across Fripp Island to near Morgan Island. The tornado then crossed the St Helena Sound and moved into Colleton County. F66MH|
|48.5||1991-03-03||2||33°19'N / 81°37'W||33°25'N / 81°35'W||6.00 Miles||300 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Aiken|
|48.7||1989-05-01||2||33°24'N / 81°26'W||33°30'N / 81°22'W||4.00 Miles||50 Yards||0||12||2.5M||0||Barnwell|
|49.2||1961-09-13||2||32°04'N / 81°07'W||0.20 Mile||20 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Chatham|
|49.6||1976-05-15||2||33°28'N / 81°02'W||33°31'N / 81°03'W||3.80 Miles||40 Yards||0||3||250K||0||Orangeburg|
* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.