WATCH: Wild Wind Whips Across the Midlands

Strong wind downed trees and power lines and caused big swells at Lake Murray

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Wednesday’s severe weather was mostly felt through wild wind that whipped across the Midlands, downing trees, causing thousands of power outages and big waves at Lake Murray. ABC Columbia Chief Meteorologist John Farley said gusts at the lake reached up to 56 miles per hour. The hard hitting winds, leaving about 20,000 SCE&G customers in the…