|Pine Tree Top very close to RV camper at New Green Acres|
Around 2 o’clock in the afternoon, depending on your location in Colleton County, on Friday April 19, 2019 was when the predicted severe weather rolled through. Radar indications revealed red at the vanguard of the storm with plenty orange, yellow and green rain signature coming in right behind it. When a tornado watch sounded off on cellular devices at the exact arrival time of the storm, it was time to pray that everyone stays safe on Good Friday before Easter.
Reports of storm damage came in from Jonesville first. Then over the next two days, other reports were verified, revealing a path of destruction that parallels I-95 on all sides of Exit 53. Beginning just South of Exit 52, downtown Hendersonville had heavy tree damage, with power outages. And just on the other side of I-95 from Hendersonville along Cavanaugh Road they also suffered heavy tree damage, and two farm sheds lost their roofs.
|Radar image from April 19 at 2 p.m.|
TV news from Charleston documented the damage done at Exit 53 to the roof of the Baymont Inn, and also to then cinder block wall that is toppled at Hobo Joe’s Fireworks Store. On the other side of Exit 53 pine tree damage can be seen behind the Enmark gas station, and exploring long that frontage road, heavier pine tree damage can be found at the New Green Acres campground. The campground signage right on I-95 is now on the ground, and pine tree damage can also be seen out in the median of I-95 in the same area. There can be no doubt that other tree damage is hidden away in this rural section of Colleton County.
To view the entire feature article in the newspaper click on Colletonian.
To view past blog entries about weather click 2018 May Rainfall Record - 2018 Cold Saltwater Temps - 2017 Tornado Colleton County - 2017 Tornado / Barnwell State Park - 2016 Hurricane Matthew - 2015 Flooding - 2014 Ice Storm Story - 2014 Ice Storm Photos - 2014 Drought - 2013 Wet Weather - 2012 T.S. Alberto - 2012 Storm Team 2 - 2011 Drought - 2009 Drought