Irma caused a confirmed tornado in Mount Pleasant on Monday
CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) —
Irma came to Charleston with a lot of flooding and high winds, and it has now been confirmed that the tropical storm did cause a tornado in Charleston County Monday.
The National Weather Service categorized the short lived tornado as an EF0, with wind speeds at 80 MPH.
The tornado was estimated to have lasted only about two minutes before dissipating. It touched down in the Oak Haven Plantation area of Mount Pleasant.
No injuries or deaths were reported due to the twister. The NWS says tornado cut a swath of damage about 90 yards across, and traveled half a mile after touchdown.
The NWS reports the tornado first formed over the marsh area between Mount Pleasant and Sullivan`s Island, then moved into the south end of Pine Island View Road, then along Oak Landing Road and Green Path Lane, and finally dissipated back on Pine Island View Road.
Although no significant structural damage was observed, there were many large tree limbs down, some uprooted trees, and one wooden fence completely blown down, NWS officials say.