Front spawned tornado, heavy rain in South Carolina

jholleman@thestate.comJune 3, 2013 

A tornado touched down in Anderson County and more than six inches of rain fell in parts of Aiken and Edgefield counties as a weather front moved through the state late Sunday.

A National Weather Service team Monday determined an EF1 tornado hit near Centerville and stayed on the ground for about 4.5 miles. One home lost a roof and several trees were toppled but no injuries were reported.

Otherwise, the system mainly brought heavy rains. The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network reported totals of 7.75 inches in the Trenton community of Edgefield County and 6.82 and 6.54 in North Augusta. Totals above four inches were reported in Gilbert (4.91), Aiken (4.53) and Anderson (4.27 and 4.07).

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