2 tornadoes confirmed in Newberry Co., NWS says

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NEWBERRY CO., SC (WSPA) – The National Weather Service says two tornadoes hit parts of northern Newberry County, Friday afternoon.

The tornadoes touched down only 5 miles apart within a minute of each other, according to the NWS.

The first tornado, an EF1 with 105 MPH winds, touched down around five miles south of Whitmire around 2:07pm.

That tornado knocked down numerous trees and large branches near Asias Branch Road and continued to Old Newberry Highway where it destroyed a two-story chicken house.

The tornado also did damage to a shed, a small out building, and a mobile home.

The second tornado, an EF1 with 95 mile per hour winds, touched down around 8 miles north of Newberry around 2:08pm.

That tornado briefly touched down between Highway 176 and Mollys Rock Road. Most of the damage was to trees near Mollys Rock Picnic Area.

Nobody was hurt in either tornado.

Here is a map showing the full tracks of the two twisters:

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