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Tornado warning for McBee area

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a tornado warning for

south central Chesterfield County and east central Kershaw County until 4:30 PM EDT, including McBee and Bethune.

TAKE COVER NOW! If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a

vehicle, move to an interior room or closet on the lowest floor of a

sturdy building immediately.

At 3:56 PM, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Cassatt, or 13 miles northwest of Bishopville, moving northeast at 20 mph.

Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree damage is likely.

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