Tornadoes

Initial damage report from S.C severe storms released

Image: SCEMD Columbia, SC (WOLO) —  We are starting to get a better idea of how much of the state was impacted by the severe weather that blew through the Palmetto state this week. The South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) along with local emergency managers are still looking over the damage caused throughout the state. While no deaths have…

Red Cross of South Carolina disaster workers deploy to Kentucky after deadly tornadoes

SOUTH CAROLINA (WOLO) – Red Cross of South Carolina disaster workers are headed to Mayfield, Kentucky to help with relief following the deadly tornadoes that touched down this weekend across multiple states in the center of the country. The Red Cross of South Carolina says four workers are deploying in-person to Mayfield, Kentucky to support disaster operations, but that number…

South Carolina recognized for storm preparedness by National Weather Service

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — Whether it’s tornadoes, hurricanes or winter storms, South Carolina is no stranger to severe weather. Tuesday, the National Weather Service (NWS) recognized the Palmetto State as being certified as Storm Ready.   “South Carolina is only one of five Storm Ready states across the country. That’s a big initiative that South Carolina undertook over the past several…