New: Storms hitting Upstate; damage reported

Columbia - The StateJune 2, 2013 

— Emergency officials say they've received a report of damage to one house in Anderson County, where a tornado warning was in effect.

Shift supervisor Jessica Ashley with the county's 911 center says residents reported they saw a tornado on the ground, but those reports aren't confirmed. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning in effect until 4:45 p.m. Sunday.

Ashley says the fire department is responding to the report of the house damage. She says the caller reported that they had "lost the roof" on the house, which is located near Lake Hartwell.

The 911 center also has received reports of trees down. Ashley says no injuries have been reported.

Earlier report: The National Weather Service is warning that strong thunderstorms, with hail and wind gusts up to 40 to 50 mph, are moving through Anderson northern Union and southeast Spartanburg counties until 5:15 p.m.

A weather report issued at 4:49 p.m. by the Greenville-Spartanburg office of the National Weather Service indicated major thunderstorms were moving northward through the western corner of South Carolina.

Small hail...wind gusts of 40-50 mph and torrential rain are expected with this storm, the NWS said.

There is little chance that any of those storms will move through the Midlands.

Staff writer John Monk contributed

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