Tornado Touches Down in Berkeley County

The National Weather Service Office in Charleston recently examined photographs provided by Berkeley County Emergency Management and aerial drone footage by Skyview Aerial Solutions LLC and determined that an EF-0 tornado touched down shortly before 4 a.m. on Wednesday.

The tornado reportedly occurred for about one minute at Carolina Nurseries—about three miles south southwest of Moncks Corner.

The tornado initially formed at or near Emerald Isle Drive, NWS officials stated. Straight-line wind damage just south of this road included numerous wooden pallets which were tossed toward the northeast.

Just north of Emerald Isle Drive a telephone pole was blown over and a two by six piece of wood pierced the east side of a building.

Roofing material was also missing from a building situated just to the north.

Emergency management personal also indicated that a 200 square foot shed was destroyed, and the roof of the shed was found 300 feet from the original location.

Multiple carts estimated at 150 pounds each were also found tossed away from the shed sight.

Farther north along the tornado’s path, vegetation revealed a swirling, convergent damage signature produced by the weak tornadic circulation.

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