Waking up with Tropical Storm Andrea
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 11:09:06 GMT —
COLUMBIA (WACH / AP) - Tropical Storm Andrea is speeding through South Carolina, bringing rain and wind gusts but causing little damage.
A report from NOAA before 7:30 a.m. Friday shows a weakening Tropical Storm Andrea crossing southern Georgia overnight and tracking northeast along the East Coast through Saturday.
Heavy rain and flooding will be the main impacts from Andrea, although isolated tornadoes will be possible along coastal sections of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic on Friday.
Derrec Becker with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division says the storm was moving to the northeast at nearly 30 mph. Across the state, he says, Andrea has brought nothing more than a severe thunderstorm.
The South Carolina coast still has tropical storm and flood warnings, and the Midlands is still under a flood watch until 8 p.m. Friday.
In the Midlands Friday morning, a few trees are down and about 1,500 people are without power. SCE&G has asked residents to check their breakers to see if they have tripped, this would allow some residents to restore their own power, and they hope to restore the rest within a few hours.
There are no reports of flooding or injuries at this time.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)