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See the trail of severe damage caused by a tornado that hit SC

Possible tornado in Spartansburg, South Carolina leaves damage

A storm ravaged Spartanburg, South Carolina, on Monday, October 23, tearing down trees and power lines. Property was damaged at Spartanburg Community College during the storm. The area was hit by a possible tornado, but the National Weather Servic
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A storm ravaged Spartanburg, South Carolina, on Monday, October 23, tearing down trees and power lines. Property was damaged at Spartanburg Community College during the storm. The area was hit by a possible tornado, but the National Weather Servic

The severe weather that hit South Carolina Monday left a trail of damage.

Tornado warnings were issued across the state in the afternoon, and the powerful winds inflicted damage in the Upstate. Video of the aftermath of what the National Weather Service is confident was a tornado in Spartanburg County was taken on I-85 Business, a commercial area.

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Footage shows debris scattered across the road, downed power lines, fires and even tractor trailers that were flipped on their sides by the powerful winds, making it look more like a war zone than a business loop.

Theodore Arends, who works in one of the buildings that was hit, said he and other workers took cover in the bathroom when the roof ripped off the building, according to wyff4.com. Arends said all the workers are accounted for and uninjured, but there is a dog missing in the business.

A tornado watch has been issued for parts of South Carolina until 9 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Columbia. The watch covers a wide range of the Palmetto State, including the Midlands.

About one inch of rain is expected through Monday night in the Midlands. All showers will be out of the area by Tuesday morning, leaving behind dry and cool weather.

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