Elgin Hit Hard by March 15th Storms

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Kathleen Kemick

Columbia, SC

#1 Mar 15, 2008
Tornado sighted by my sister in Elgin. Pine trees down and shingles ripped off her home. Neighbor's back porch blowed off. No one was hurt. She did not lose power.

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#2 Mar 15, 2008
I live here and drove throught the bookman road, bowen st, robin hood area and the damage was very very bad! I saw a couple houses destroyed and atleast 100 trees down. Also, a church destroyed the steple on the ground and the back of the building gone!! I have never seen anything like this before. The peole are going to need help out here. I had to go several ways to get home and still had to go off the road around down trees 10 times!

Camden, SC

#3 Mar 15, 2008
can yall get some pictures of the Lugoff area includign the school and the buildings that were damaged/destroyed

Manning, SC

#4 Mar 15, 2008
I was scared!!! I think God for my life!
whatchatalkinbou twillis

Little River, SC

#5 Mar 15, 2008
Kathleen Kemick wrote:
Tornado sighted by my sister in Elgin. Pine trees down and shingles ripped off her home. Neighbor's back porch blowed off. No one was hurt. She did not lose power.
I'm glad she's alright. I hope everyone else is! Things can be replaced, people can't!

Manning, SC

#6 Mar 15, 2008
I was scared!!! I think God for my life!!!

Camden, SC

#7 Mar 15, 2008
dude the storm was awesome lightning struck 20 feet in front of me it was coooooooooolllllllll still what is it like in lugoff

Chapin, SC

#8 Mar 15, 2008
this storm was horrible.
im babysitting and hail just came down hard.
lots of old buildings were damaged and something happened to the Amoco gas station, but im not sure what.

Chapin, SC

#9 Mar 15, 2008
i live in elgin, but it saids columbia.
but all the power lines are on the ground, so there is no electricity anywhere in elgin really.
Twisted Sister

Orangeburg, SC

#10 Mar 15, 2008
Lots of damage in the Tookiedoo area. Elgin is shut down. Too many people out sight seeing and getting in the way of the emergency crews.
just me

Lexington, SC

#11 Mar 15, 2008
speaking for people who work with emergency crews.... stay off of the road site seeing. it will all look the same tomorrow...let them work, let them live.

Newberry, SC

#12 Mar 15, 2008
so whats good? not the weather hahah... when i saw the tornado i ran outside and tackled the mess out of it no worries now it got knocked out

Newberry, SC

#13 Mar 15, 2008
so its me again.... ILOVEYOU......do it do it.......peace out..... i love sarah gainey were getting married
Tyrus Lyles

Richmond, VA

#14 Mar 15, 2008
I grew up in Good Aim Missonary Baptist Church and was very hurt to find out the amount of damage that was done by the storm. I truthfully believe, out of all the chaos God has a major blessing for this congregation. We will continue to pray for the church and it's congregation as the rebuilding process begins.
Michael Curnow

Lexington, SC

#15 Mar 16, 2008
I live in elgin and our area has badly damage. while our neighbor was out of town we discovered a tree blew into his house with 2 limbs going thru the roof and inpaling his bed. neighbors dog was trapped in a kennel under tree branches. the dog was recovered and is doing well. One neighbor had 2 trees down and one doing major damage to jeep. all homes in the brentwood subdivion as damage of some sort. It was inspireing to see all the neighbors that came out and pitching and helped all the neighbors clean up. More clean up to come!!!!!!!!! it is 200am and we got lite!!!
Patricia Brazell

Lexington, SC

#16 Mar 16, 2008
I thank and praise the Lord that no one was killed,It could have been a lots worse.
Keisha Jenkins


#20 Mar 16, 2008
Our prayers are with you and your family Bro.Travis. May GOD strenghten you all provide all you need to rebuild and keep the ministry together.

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