Storms cause damage in Columbia area
Jul 27, 2010 7:34:00 PM - thestate.com
Monday nights storms wreaked havoc in the Columbia area and are suspected to be the cause of at least two fires in Lexington County.
The Lexington County Fire Service said its likely that the storm started a fire at a home in the Round Hill community and a commercial structure fire on Augusta Highway. No injuries were reported.
Rain totals from Mondays storms were scattered. An official gauge at USCs campus registered 1.68 inches of rain from 5-7 p.m., including 1.44 inches in just 30 minutes. But Columbia Metropolitan Airport in Lexington County got just 0.01 of an inch of rain.
As usually happens with heavy downtown rain, Rocky Branch flooded into the streets at Whaley and Main and in the Five Points area. Trees and large limbs were reported down in Columbia and Forest Acres, and some areas lost power.
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