Recovery begins in Anderson Co. after 85 MPH winds


Saturday storms in North Carolina and South Carolina left behind damage.

Anderson County was especially hard hit. 

The National Weather Service assessed the area Sunday afternoon.

They surveyed to see if a tornado touched down.

After the assessment it was determined that damage to the homes was caused by straight line winds up to 85 miles per hour.

“It’s heartbreaking. You work hard and try to have things, but I understand one thing you can’t control is the weather,” David McAllister said

The weather took a toll on Jones Chapel Road near Belton. Rain came down fast and strong winds tore through property and homes.

Joe Campbell says the weather was extreme and the damage happened within minutes.

“This is the decimation that it caused – roughly 18 trees, roof of my pool house, my swimming pool,” Joe Campbell said.

Peggy McGaha was home during the storm and she says she turned to her faith to make it through.

“I can’t say I had scary moments because I didn’t have time and you don’t think about those things when you don’t have time to do what you need to do and all I could do was ask for God’s mercy and he did it,” McGaha said.

Families are thankful no one was hurt during the storm.

Now they are picking up the pieces. 

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