sabato 3 settembre 2016

South Carolina: No major Hermine damage reported



BLUFFTON, S.C. — A South Carolina official said Tropical Storm Hermine spawned scattered reports of flooded roads, trees down and power outages but no major damage.
Emergency Management Division spokesman Derrec Becker likened it more to a bad summer storm than a hurricane. The storm hit Florida as a hurricane, but winds fell to tropical storm strength as it moved across the Southeast.

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Gov. Nikki Haley did not declare a state of emergency. 
The worst damage appeared to be on the southern tip of the state in Beaufort County where there were flooded roads, numerous reports of trees down and where a wind gust of 52 mph was recorded. 
In the Charleston area, only a handful of roads were closed because of flooding, not uncommon during summer thunderstorms.Wind gusts up to 30 mph were reported in the Richland County area, and some areas received 4 inches of rain - mainly south and east of Columbia.
Heavy rain was reported in the area early in the morning, and downpours were seen through the day.
Firefighters assisted with clearing trees from local roads and highways.
Motorists were urged to stay off the roads until the storm passes.

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