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The chance of earthquake damage in Murphys Estates is lower than South Carolina average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Murphys Estates is higher than South Carolina average and is higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #302

Murphys Estates, SC
0.14
South Carolina
0.49
U.S.
1.81

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

Murphys Estates, SC
0.0000
South Carolina
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

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, #110

Murphys Estates, SC
163.90
South Carolina
136.91
U.S.
136.45

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 2,941 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Murphys Estates, SC were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:21Dense Fog:4Drought:78
Dust Storm:0Flood:84Hail:889Heat:16Heavy Snow:14
High Surf:0Hurricane:3Ice Storm:14Landslide:0Strong Wind:27
Thunderstorm Winds:1,652Tropical Storm:13Wildfire:0Winter Storm:21Winter Weather:14
Other:91 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Murphys Estates, SC.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Murphys Estates, SC.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
36.31974-08-024.9133.87-82.49
37.61968-09-223.7N/A34-81.5

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 63 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Murphys Estates, SC.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.01998-05-07333°40'N / 82°04'W33°39'N / 81°51'W12.00 Miles880 Yards191.0M0Edgefield
 Brief Description: An F3 tornado either destroyed or severely damaged around 60 homes and mobile homes and a church. One person was killed when her mobile home took a direct hit and was completely destroyed. Widespread trees were taken down. F38MH
4.62010-03-28233°37'N / 82°02'W33°39'N / 82°00'W2.00 Miles440 Yards00250K20KEdgefield
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 tornado touched down on hwy 230 near Stevens Creek and took down numerous trees and powerlines. Two homes had moderate damage and a mobile home had half of its roof torn off. A motor home was also crushed from a tree falling on it. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Several supercell thunderstorms moved through the CSRA and Midlands and spawned several tornadoes. Many homes were damaged in Lexington county with several others in Edgefield county. Numerous trees were also taken down.
13.02009-04-10333°27'N / 82°09'W33°25'N / 81°57'W12.00 Miles880 Yards0125.0M0KRichmond
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A supercell tornado continued out of Columbia county and tracked across the Augusta area severely damaging many homes and business and taking down numerous trees and powerlines. One hundred and fifty people had to be evacuated from a nursing home that was damaged and there were around a dozen minor injuries. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Supercell thunderstorms moved across the CSRA and produced large tornadoes. One tornado tracked across Columbia and Richmond counties then went into Aiken county South Carolina along highway 278. The second tornado tracked across Burke county then into lower Barnwell and Allendale counties in South Carolina. Several homes were destroyed and many had moderate to severe damage. Widespread trees and powerlines were also down. Total damage estimate was 3 million dollars.
14.62003-02-22233°35'N / 82°13'W33°36'N / 82°11'W2.00 Miles150 Yards00310K2KColumbia
 Brief Description: A combination of an intense microburst and a tornado produced winds estimated at 120-130mph. A barn and camper trailer. Moderate damage was done to 4 homes with minor damage to 34 other homes. Debris from the barn was found a mile downstream. The microburst width was 1/8-1/4 mile wide with the vortex circulation about 50 yds wide.
17.31998-05-07233°50'N / 81°53'W33°50'N / 81°47'W6.00 Miles440 Yards02500K0Edgefield
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down west of Johnston and moved into the community just after 8 pm EDT causing major damage to several homes and businesses.
17.62009-04-10233°28'N / 82°15'W33°27'N / 82°09'W6.00 Miles880 Yards001.0M0KColumbia
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A supercell tornado tracked across Columbia county from northeast of Harlem through Grovetown damaging many homes and taking down numerous trees and powerlines. Several vehicles were crushed and there were about a dozen minor injuries. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Supercell thunderstorms moved across the CSRA and produced large tornadoes. One tornado tracked across Columbia and Richmond counties then went into Aiken county South Carolina along highway 278. The second tornado tracked across Burke county then into lower Barnwell and Allendale counties in South Carolina. Several homes were destroyed and many had moderate to severe damage. Widespread trees and powerlines were also down. Total damage estimate was 3 million dollars.
18.72008-03-15233°29'N / 81°54'W33°24'N / 81°28'W25.00 Miles1760 Yards000K0KAiken
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Extensive damage in the Clearwater area. Numerous trees and powerlines down along the entire track, especially in the Clearwater area. Many homes had severe damage to roofs and stuctures. Some roofs were gone. The water tower had its top taken off and deposited several hundred yards away. Damage path was a mile wide a some points. It was amazing 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.
19.11998-05-07333°53'N / 82°02'W33°52'N / 81°57'W5.00 Miles880 Yards00300K0Edgefield
 Brief Description: An F3 tornado touched down near SC highway 61 and moved east to SC highway 36 taking down numerous trees and causing major and minor damage to several homes.
19.12000-12-17233°19'N / 81°58'W33°20'N / 81°58'W2.00 Miles60 Yards0800Richmond
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado intermittently touched down along a 2 mile path. Extensive damage was done to the Timberidge subdivision and to other homes and mobile homes along its path. Eight people were injurred, one seriously. There were no deaths.
19.32009-04-10333°24'N / 81°51'W33°23'N / 81°36'W15.00 Miles880 Yards0145.0M0KAiken
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The supercell coming out of Richmond county GA spawned another tornado in Aiken county that did widespread damage. Many homes and business were severely damaged. Numerous trees and powerlines were down and there were around a dozen minor injuries. The tornado tracked along hwy 278. There was also one indirect death of a man who crashed trying to avoid trees on the highway and was killed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Supercell thunderstorms moved across the lower midlands and produced large tornadoes. Other storms in the central midlands produced large hail and microburst wind damage. The largest tornado tracked across Aiken county along highway 278. There was one indirect fatality and around a dozen people were sent to the hospital. Several homes were destroyed and many had moderate to severe damage. Widespread trees and powerlines were also down in Aiken county. Total damage estimate was 6 million dollars.
21.11957-04-05233°28'N / 82°24'W33°28'N / 82°09'W14.40 Miles400 Yards0025K0Columbia
21.51991-03-01233°22'N / 81°42'W1.50 Miles150 Yards000K0Aiken
21.91998-05-07233°43'N / 82°18'W33°43'N / 82°18'W0.50 Mile200 Yards00350K0Lincoln
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado destroyed 7 homes and did major and minor damage to about a dozen others at Indian Cove.
22.11992-11-22333°52'N / 82°08'W33°58'N / 81°53'W15.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Edgefield
22.41992-11-22333°49'N / 82°17'W33°52'N / 82°08'W8.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Mccormick
23.01990-01-29233°20'N / 82°11'W0.90 Mile100 Yards06250K0Richmond
23.21975-09-17233°17'N / 81°49'W1.00 Mile37 Yards00250K0Aiken
25.71991-03-03233°19'N / 81°37'W33°25'N / 81°35'W6.00 Miles300 Yards000K0Aiken
25.81991-03-03233°19'N / 81°38'W33°21'N / 81°38'W5.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Aiken
26.51957-04-05233°28'N / 82°24'W33°30'N / 82°22'W3.00 Miles400 Yards0025K0Columbia
27.21992-11-22333°41'N / 82°29'W33°49'N / 82°17'W5.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Lincoln
27.71955-03-13233°51'N / 81°40'W33°53'N / 81°30'W9.90 Miles133 Yards210250K0Saluda
29.42008-03-15233°12'N / 82°14'W33°12'N / 82°00'W14.00 Miles880 Yards000K0KBurke
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A supercell spawned a tornado over Wrens in Jefferson county which moved across northern Burke county. It destroyed a church, a mobile home, and a large portion of a dairy farming business and damaged other homes and mobile homes. Numerous trees and powerlines were down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Three supercells tracked across portions of the GA CSRA and produce multiple long-lived tornadoes that produced significant damage.
30.51957-04-05233°28'N / 82°30'W33°28'N / 82°24'W5.90 Miles400 Yards0025K0Warren
30.61991-03-29233°13'N / 81°41'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Aiken
30.91992-11-22233°53'N / 81°50'W34°06'N / 81°32'W29.00 Miles550 Yards002.5M0Saluda
32.01998-05-07233°46'N / 82°28'W33°46'N / 82°28'W1.00 Mile200 Yards08300K0Lincoln
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado hit the Pine Woods subdivision destryoing 12 homes and causing major damage to 15 homes and minor damage to 8 homes.
33.01992-11-22333°58'N / 81°53'W34°07'N / 81°34'W21.00 Miles400 Yards192.5M0Saluda
33.11989-05-01233°24'N / 81°26'W33°30'N / 81°22'W4.00 Miles50 Yards0122.5M0Barnwell
33.42007-03-01233°25'N / 82°33'W33°30'N / 82°27'W9.00 Miles250 Yards000K0KMcduffie
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 started in Warren county and moved through McDuffie county taking down numerous trees and powerlines. The twister moved along hwy 278 to Thomson then along hwy 150 to I-20. Several vehicles were totaled and many homes and a private school had moderate damage. Ground survey found a damage path of 9 miles in McDuffie county but an areal survey found the total length to be 15 miles. There were no injuries or deaths. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Supercells moved across the southern states and into GA producing tornadoes across the region.
33.52009-04-10333°07'N / 82°11'W33°07'N / 81°44'W26.00 Miles880 Yards043.0M0KBurke
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An supercell tornado tracked across Burke county and severely damaged several homes and buildings. Numerous trees and powerlines were damaged. There was one critical injury and several other minor injuries. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Supercell thunderstorms moved across the CSRA and produced large tornadoes. One tornado tracked across Columbia and Richmond counties then went into Aiken county South Carolina along highway 278. The second tornado tracked across Burke county then into lower Barnwell and Allendale counties in South Carolina. Several homes were destroyed and many had moderate to severe damage. Widespread trees and powerlines were also down. Total damage estimate was 3 million dollars.
34.72008-03-15233°12'N / 82°23'W33°12'N / 82°14'W8.00 Miles440 Yards00500K0KJefferson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A damage survey conducted by the National Weather Service Forecast office in Peachtree City, Georgia confirmed that an EF2 tornado touched down in northern Jefferson county. The tornado touched down approximately one mile northwest of Wrens and traveled east a little less than nine miles across northeastern Jefferson county and the town of Matthews, before crossing into Burke county just south of the town of Keysville. The tornado continued on the ground an additional eight to nine miles into Burke county before finally lifting near the Applewood County Club in Burke county. The total tornado path length was 19 miles. The maximum path width was one-quarter mile and maximum sustained winds were estimated at 120 mph. The most significant damage occurred in Matthews, where several mobile homes were destroyed. Two businesses in Wrens were destroyed and several others sustained damage. A church and an elementary school, and several homes in Wrens also suffered at least minor damage from wind and numerous downed trees. ficant roof damage. No serious injuries or fatalities were reported from this tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The pattern that began to evolve on March 14th continued and intensified on March 15th. A stationary front remained draped across north Georgia from near Atlanta to Athens. South of this front, the air mass was becoming increasingly warm, moist and unstable. Meanwhile, aloft, a low amplitude, yet vigorous short wave embedded within a fast zonal flow, was tracking rapidly eastward from the mid south into the southeast. Strong shear and high helicity combined with the unstable air mass and the frontal boundary to allow repeated severe thunderstorms to develop and track eastward along the boundary across north Georgia. The activity began early in the day as a complex of thunderstorms moved into the area from Alabama and continued until nearly midnight. As the day progressed, especially during the afternoon, the development of the activity gradually progressed further south and by midnight had reached the south and southeast parts of the state. Numerous severe thunderstorms and tornadic supercells were observed throughout the day. Historical records indicate that this was one of the most significant severe weather days for the Peachtree City Weather Forecast Office with more events and warnings than had been observed since May 2003.
35.61989-10-01233°09'N / 81°42'W33°15'N / 81°25'W16.50 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Barnwell
35.81975-02-18233°22'N / 81°25'W33°22'N / 81°22'W3.30 Miles67 Yards05250K0Barnwell
38.22007-03-01233°25'N / 82°36'W33°26'N / 82°33'W3.00 Miles448 Yards03700K0KWarren
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A damage survey conducted by the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, GA concluded that an EF2 tornado tracked across eastern Warren county, touching down about four miles east-northeast of Warrenton, and continued into McDuffie county, terminating about 6 miles northeast of Thomson near Interstate-20. The overall tornado path length was 15 miles, but only about 2.5 miles of the path occurred within Warren county. The maximum path width was 448 yards or about one-quarter nautical mile. The tornado tracked very close to U.S. Highway 278 or Georgia Highway 12, the main highway between Warrenton and Thomson. The most significant damage occurred to the Briarwood Academy on U.S. Highway 278. In addition, a number of homes, mostly double-wide mobile homes, sustained significant damage between Warrenton and the McDuffie county line, especially on the northeast side of Warrenton. Most of the damage was in the Camak Road and Thomson Highway area. One double-wide mobile home was completely destroyed with only the base slab left standing. There were eight homes with major damage, 13 with moderate damage, and 17 with minor damage. Three individuals sustained minor injuries from flying glass and debris. Dozens of trees and power lines were down along the path of the tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A major, negatively tilted and closed upper trough rotated through the mid-south and southeast U.S. on March 1st. A 150kt jet was located over the region at 250mb with a strong 50kt low-level jet from central Alabama into central Tennessee. A wedge of cool air was present over much of north central and northeast Georgia. Rain, which spread over this area early in the day, helped enhance the wedge of cool air. Little to no severe weather was noted north of the wedge boundary across north Georgia where the air mass remained relatively cool and stable. Meanwhile...a warm, humid air mass was present across much of central and south Georgia where dewpoints had risen well into the 60s during the afternoon. The strong upper dynamics present over this region combined with the instability just south of the wedge provided a very favorable environment for long lived, strong tornadoes. A total of 14 tornadoes affecting 17 counties tracked across central and east central Georgia and within the Peachtree City, Georgia county warning area during the late afternoon and evening hours of March 1st. This was the second greatest number of tornadoes recorded to have occurred in the Peachtree City, Georgia forecast area within a 24-hour period, second only to the 16 tornadoes, affecting 18 counties, associated with Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005. The March 1st tornadoes spanned an area from Stewart county in the far southwest part of the county warning area to Warren county in the far east central portion of the county warning area. The first tornado touched down in Stewart county at 4:11 pm EST and the last tornado lifted in Marion county at 10:55 pm EST. By far the hardest hit county was Sumter county, and especially the city of Americus, where hundreds of homes and business, including the regional hospital, were heavily damaged or destroyed. Additional tornadoes were reported further south in Tallahassee and Jacksonville's, Florida's forecast areas. Federal disaster assistance had been approved for 1,836 households across the state for a total of $14.2 million. Another $5.8 million had been approved for public assistance of debris removal and to repair infrastructure. The Small Business Association also approved $7 million in disaster assistance loans. Overall damages, however, are estimated to be several hundred million. Substantial rainfall fell across much of the state, but rainfall amounts of three to five inches were common across central and east central areas. The heaviest rainfall fell in the Hancock, Putnam, and Baldwin county areas, where some spots received in excess of six inches of rain. Some flooding was reported in these areas.
38.21973-12-13334°08'N / 82°10'W34°10'N / 81°54'W15.40 Miles150 Yards0262.5M0Greenwood
38.81963-09-28233°30'N / 81°17'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0125K0Orangeburg
39.21957-04-05233°50'N / 81°32'W34°02'N / 81°15'W21.30 Miles40 Yards0125K0Lexington
39.72010-03-28233°59'N / 81°30'W34°02'N / 81°25'W5.00 Miles440 Yards011.0M10KLexington
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 with max winds of 125mph touched down near Ridge Road and continued northeast to Lake Murray. Around 40 homes had some form of damage with numerous trees and powerlines down. Several vehicles were also damaged and there was one minor injury. One horse was killed when a portion of a barn collapsed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Several supercell thunderstorms moved through the CSRA and Midlands and spawned several tornadoes. Many homes were damaged in Lexington county with several others in Edgefield county. Numerous trees were also taken down.
39.81973-12-13334°10'N / 81°54'W34°11'N / 81°52'W2.30 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Newberry
40.41973-12-13434°11'N / 82°01'W1.00 Mile50 Yards202.5M0Greenwood
42.01972-01-13332°55'N / 82°15'W33°05'N / 81°52'W25.00 Miles400 Yards0192.5M0Burke
42.31992-11-22234°06'N / 81°32'W34°07'N / 81°32'W1.00 Mile550 Yards002.5M0Newberry
42.91963-09-28232°55'N / 82°04'W33°03'N / 81°40'W24.90 Miles100 Yards05250K0Burke
43.61989-11-15234°13'N / 82°07'W0.70 Mile267 Yards01250K0Greenwood
44.42009-02-18333°40'N / 82°52'W33°38'N / 82°34'W17.00 Miles880 Yards00300K0KWilkes
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A damage survey conducted by the National Weather Service Forecast office in Columbia, South Carolina, confirmed that an EF3 tornado had tracked across far southern Wilkes county causing considerable damage along its path. The tornado continued its east-southeastward track into extreme northeastern McDuffie county. The total tornado path length was 18.6 miles. The tornado initially touched down in the Tyrone community in southwest Washington county. Here a cinder block home was completely destroyed with the cinder block debris blown downstream nearly 1/2 mile. Fifteen other homes along the path of the tornado sustained moderate to major damage from the tornado. Nineteen outbuildings and a commercial chicken house was destroyed. In addition, a steeple was blown off a church and a 2-ton truck was moved 60 feet. The maximum path width was approximately 1/2 mile with maximum winds estimated to be 160 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong cold front accompanied and deep negatively tilted upper trough through the eastern U.S. from the 18th into the 19th. An unseasonably warm and unstable air mass developed in advance of the cold front during the late afternoon and early evening across north and central Georgia as warm, moist air rode northward into Georgia on a strong low-level jet. Afternoon temperatures in the 70s and dewpoints in the 60s, combined with strong shear and moderate instability, resulted in the development of numerous supercell thunderstorms from mid-afternoon until a few hours after midnight on the 19th. Ten tornadoes, ranging in scale from EF0 to EF3 tracked across several north and central Georgia counties. The worst tornadoes affected the east central Georgia counties of Jasper, Putnam, Hancock, and Jasper. A death was observed in Hancock county with an EF3 tornado and several injuries were reported from Putnam and Hancock counties. In addition to the tornadoes, very large hail occurred with several of the thunderstorms, including four-inch diameter hail in Coweta and Fayette counties just south of Atlanta. Numerous reports of golf ball and larger-sized hail were received. The event resulted in millions of dollars of damage and the destruction of several homes in north and central Georgia counties.
44.91983-04-23333°10'N / 81°27'W33°14'N / 81°13'W13.00 Miles200 Yards022.5M0Barnwell
45.01994-08-16233°54'N / 81°15'W2.00 Miles25 Yards0000Lexington
 Brief Description: Tornado demolished the north portion of a mini-warehouse complex near the SC602 and SC6 intersection. It moved northward and overturned three cars in Redbank, blew down trees and power lines.
45.51994-08-16333°55'N / 81°15'W0.30 Mile75 Yards0000Lexington
 Brief Description: Tornado completely destroyed a square stick frame home.
45.61956-04-06234°08'N / 82°23'W34°12'N / 82°20'W5.40 Miles100 Yards01250K0Abbeville
46.12000-09-22233°05'N / 81°29'W33°05'N / 81°24'W4.50 Miles750 Yards15290K0Allendale
 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.
46.12009-04-10233°06'N / 81°25'W6.00 Miles500 Yards001.0M0KAllendale
 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.
46.71973-12-13334°16'N / 82°03'W34°17'N / 81°59'W4.10 Miles200 Yards012.5M0Laurens
46.81978-07-25233°34'N / 81°08'W0.10 Mile10 Yards0025K0Orangeburg
46.91973-12-13334°16'N / 82°10'W34°16'N / 82°03'W6.60 Miles200 Yards022.5M0Greenwood
47.72009-04-10234°11'N / 82°28'W34°10'N / 82°21'W7.00 Miles300 Yards021.0M0KAbbeville
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: NWS survey found an extensive area of damage in the city of Abbeville consistent with a strong EF2 tornado. The tornado began near the intersection of highway 71 and Rock Hill Rd before moving east/southeast through the city of Abbeville. The main areas affected in the city were Church Street, McGowan, Ave, Main St, and especially Secession Ave. The roofs were blown off about a half dozen frame homes in the city, while numerous mobile homes were heavily damaged or destroyed. A few other office buildings and businesses received major roof damage in this area. Numerous trees were snapped off or uprooted along the path. One tree fell through a home, injuring the man inside. Another man caught outside received head injuries from flying debris. The tornado lifted about a mile east/southeast of the city. The tornado was produced by a supercell embedded in a line of rapidly moving storms. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Supercell thunderstorms moved into the western upstate in the early evening hours. As the evening progressed, the supercells tended to evolve into a series of bow echoes. Tornadoes were spawned by the supercells and the resultant bow echoes. There was also quite a bit of large hail and straight-line wind damage in places as well. The most significant damage occurred in Greenwood and Abbeville Counties, though tornadoes also caused damage in parts of Anderson and Union Counties as well.
47.71973-12-13334°12'N / 81°43'W34°14'N / 81°25'W17.30 Miles200 Yards152.5M0Newberry
47.71973-03-31434°05'N / 82°34'W34°15'N / 82°17'W19.90 Miles200 Yards7302.5M0Abbeville
47.92008-03-15334°13'N / 81°45'W34°12'N / 81°20'W24.00 Miles1320 Yards220K0KNewberry
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: NWS Storm Survey found an EF3 tornado touched down near Silverstreet and continued east through Prosperity then crossed into Richald county where it dissipated. Many homes in Prosperity were heavily damaged. Numerous trees and powerlines were down. There were 2 injuries. 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.
49.01973-03-31434°15'N / 82°17'W34°16'N / 82°15'W2.70 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Greenwood
49.41992-11-22334°07'N / 81°34'W34°16'N / 81°21'W18.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Newberry
49.62008-03-15234°00'N / 82°43'W34°01'N / 82°36'W8.00 Miles100 Yards00100K0KElbert
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: NWS survey found a tornado damage track in far southern and southeast Elbert County. The tornado, which was spawned from a supercell, touched down southeast of Fortsonia near the intersection of River Rd and Flatwoods Rd. As the tornado tracked east along River Rd, damage was mainly confined to trees and power lines. The tornado began to take on a more east/southeast track near the intersection of River Rd and Balchin Rd, remaining just north of the Wilkes County line. Intensification occurred just west of highway 79 near its intersection with Cooter Creek Rd. The tornado continued to track east southeast, snapping or uprooting numerous trees between Cooter Creek Rd and the Broad River. Two homes received heavy roof damage consistent with EF2 intensity on Bramblett Circle along the Broad River. A boat dock was also lifted and tossed 25 feet in this area. The tornado continued to blow down trees before finally lifting in Bobby Brown State Park in the extreme southeast corner of the county. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Several supercell thunderstorms affected the mountains and foothills of extreme northeast Georgia during the afternoon and early evening hours. Very large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes accompanied the storms.
49.91968-08-06232°54'N / 81°44'W0.30 Mile10 Yards003K0Screven


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