Weather service confirms tornado hit western South Carolina

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GREENVILLE, SC (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down Saturday night in Greenville, South Carolina, in the northwestern part of the state.

The EF-2 tornado reached its “peak intensity” of 115 mph. It created significant damage in Greenville County, with trees falling across roads and onto cars and power lines.

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Storms prompted tornado warnings Saturday night in several South Carolina counties.

There were also reports of funnel clouds in Oconee and Pickens counties.