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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale F2
-- Length 12 Miles
-- Width 350 Yards
State SOUTH CAROLINA
County/Area LAURENS
WFO GSP
Report Source TRAINED SPOTTER
NCDC Data Source PDS
Begin Date 2005-01-13 19:13:00.0 EST
Begin Location 9SW LAURENS
Begin Lat/Lon 34.40/-82.13
End Date 2005-01-13 19:13:00.0 EST
End Location 4N LAURENS
End Lat/Lon 34.55/-82.02
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 1/0
Property Damage 2M
Crop Damage
Event Narrative This tornado touched down in the Ekom Community southwest of the city of Laurens, where it damaged a couple of mobile homes. The tornado then tracked northeast to the area around Laurens High School, where some small sheds were destroyed and a portion of the roof removed from a house. At the high school, the roof of a brick concession facility was blown off. Just east of the school, a mobile home was destroyed and a building received significant roof damage. The tornado continued northeast toward the Whelon Rd area, uprooting and snapping off several large trees. A small, frame guest house was damaged and a tractor overturned in this area. The tornado continued to snap and uproot large trees as it moved toward Welcome Church Rd, where 4 mobile homes were damaged and a frame home received minor roof damage. The damage path continued northeast, but ended about 200 yards north of highway 14. After briefly lifting, the tornado struck a tire distribution center just north of the highway 221 I-385 exchange. The roof of a building at the plant was damaged, which sparked a large fire in the building, burning it to the ground. An employee at the plant received minor injuries when debris fell on him. The tornado dissipated near highway 221 north of Laurens.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 1 2.000M 0.00K
LAURENS LAURENS CO. SC 01/13/2005 19:13 EST Tornado F2 0 1 2.000M 0.00K
Totals: 0 1 2.000M 0.00K