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Several people are trapped in homes after tornado warnings in South Carolina

Several people were trapped in homes in Pickens County, South Carolina after tornado warnings were issued Wednesday night.

Pickens County Emergency Medical Services director Billy Gibson told FOX Carolina that 12 homes were damaged and power lines were cut. The local emergency services have advised the public to stay away from the area.

“We surveyed the area on foot, we’re now on our second search to make sure we didn’t miss any homes that may have been affected or where people were trapped,” Gibson said.

Around 9:30 p.m., calls were received to emergency services relating to downed trees and people trapped in RVs.

At least five households were evicted, but most confirmed they were staying with relatives nearby in the area.

A funnel cloud was seen in nearby Abbeville County, according to local reports.

Volunteer firefighters and other emergency responders are searching the Pickens County area.
Volunteer firefighters and other emergency responders are searching the Pickens County area.
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Emergency services respond to severe damage following tornado warnings in South Carolina.
Emergency services respond to severe damage following tornado warnings in South Carolina.
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Trees and power lines were downed in the area.
Trees and power lines were downed in the area.
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The tornado warnings came just a day after devastating tornadoes killed one person in New Orleans and wreaked havoc across the area.

Just days earlier, the same storm pattern swept through Texas, damaging homes and schools in the city of Jacksboro and spooking Wal-Mart shoppers in Round Rock on the outskirts of Austin.

https://nypost.com/2022/03/24/multiple-people-trapped-in-homes-after-tornado-warnings-in-south-carolina/ Several people are trapped in homes after tornado warnings in South Carolina

JACLYN DIAZ

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