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      Tornado touchdown in Richland County

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Richland County, where it knocked down trees and branches.

      The storm was rated an EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, the system that measure the intensity of tornados. EF-0 is the weakest rating, meaning it had winds between 65 mph and 85 mph

      Jim Kilmer in the National Weather Service office in Columbia says the storm touched down shortly after 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

      (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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