NWS: Confirmed EF-1 Tornado in Dillon County causes damage along I-95


DILLON COUNTY, SC (WBTW) — Sunday afternoon a tornado warning was issued for Dillon County and caused damage along 1-95.

The National Weather Service (NWS) said an EF-1 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 105 mph touched down on the west side of I-95, south of Mile Marker 184, and snapped several large pine trees, damaged a billboard, and destroyed a storage shed.

The NWS said a single-wide trailer home sustained minor damage to the underpinning and a portion of a metal roofing was blown off another home at the intersection of Holland Drive and Mallory Beach Road.

The tornado crossed I-95 near the Catfish Church Road overpass and damaged several other large trees.

The tornado was on the ground for a half-mile and was 40 yards wide, according to the NWS.

A viewer in the Dillon area took this video of the storm and damage.

The video was taken by Ron Barfield.

The following pictures were taken by News13 on I-95 at mile marker 184.


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