The National Weather Service says a likely tornado has ripped siding off homes and downed trees in the Charleston area.
Annie Taylor from News 8’s sister station WCBD in Charleston is reporting live from Johns Island and sharing photos of the storm damage.
A storm has heavily damaged at least 10 homes but apparently caused no injuries when it struck near Charleston, South Carolina.
Right now, it doesn’t look like anyone was hurt.
The weather system was reported at around 12.40 a.m. ET and tornado warnings were issued, Accuweather.com reported. Tornado warnings were issued as a result of the storm.
St. Johns Fire Department says there are road closures at Brownswood Road, Main and Maybank Road, Old Pond, Fickling Hill, Old Charleston Road. The American Red Cross was on hand to help those families displaced by the storm.
The National Weather Service said its Damage Survey team has been dispatched to the area and would assess the situation after sunrise Friday. By daybreak, 85 customers on Johns Island were without power and the company expected to have all power restored by midmorning.
Ghi said officials are anxious about flooding as high tide approaches Friday morning.