Severe storms, damaging winds hit Upstate counties


(WSPA) – The entire Upstate, northeast Georgia, and portions of western North Carolina are under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9:00pm Saturday.

The National Weather Service has placed the area under an enhanced risk for severe storms.

Numerous storms, producing strong damaging winds, are possible across all portions of the upstate and parts of Western NC.

As of 4:30pm Saturday, Duke Energy reported over 1,300 customers without power in Anderson County, over 1,200 in Greenwood County, and over 1,100 each in Spartanburg and Greenville Counties.

The National Weather Service says there are storm reports including:

  • half-inch hail in Wellford
  • penny-sized hail in Lyman
  • several trees down on Ridge Springs Road near Caesars Head State Park in northern Pickens County
  • half-dollar sized hail near Roebuck

Check back for updates.

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