Sumter County Hit Hard in Storm Damage

Sumter County Hit Hard in Storm Damage

There are 24 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Apr 15, 2007, titled Sumter County Hit Hard in Storm Damage. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

The National Weather Service is reporting one death and one serious injury in Sumter County due to the overnight storm.

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Robert Rogers

Mount Pleasant, SC

#1 Apr 15, 2007
I used to live in sumter,and I'm from around the area that was hit by the tornado. all these families will be in our prayers.
Robert Rogers

Mount Pleasant, SC

#2 Apr 15, 2007
I used to live in sumter, and I'm from around the area that was hit by the tornado. all these families will be in our prayers.
CATHY SPANN

Columbia, SC

#4 Apr 15, 2007
May God be with all the families that were affected by this fatal storm.I bid a humble prayer to the family that lost a love one in this unexpected tragedy, may we learn from this that God moves in mysterious ways.We may never understand why this happened, but to know that God makes no mistakes.May we remain steadfast unmovable always abiding in the work of God always because we never know when our time is up. This type of tragedy we ourselves we cannot ever prepare for. May God Bless You and Keep each and everyone. God Speed!
CATHY SPANN

Columbia, SC

#5 Apr 15, 2007
I pray for healing for all the families in Sumter County. May God be with all the families that were affected by this fatal storm. I bid a humble prayer to the family that lost a love one in this unexpected tragedy, may we learn from this that God moves in mysterious ways. We may never understand why this happened but to know that God makes no mistakes. We must remain steadfast, unmovable, always abidig in the work of the Lord, always because we never know when our time is up. This type of tragedy we ourselves we cannot ever prepare for. May God Bless each and everyone. God Speed!
mel-cook

Hilton Head Island, SC

#6 Apr 15, 2007
I have a special comment about the way things are being handle at the new Sumter/Lee county Jail house.Major Anthony Dennis is charging inmates for items that you can buy out of jail at a reasonable price way to much, At least four times the retail price.And the Personal Higein items that you receive when you first get there, He is charging $7.00 for that. Someone needs to look in to that. P.S.From just a concern citizen.
mel-cook

Hilton Head Island, SC

#7 Apr 15, 2007
To all the families that lost a loveone are personal property my wishes goes out to them all, may God be with you all.
StormChaser

Manning, SC

#8 Apr 15, 2007
What's an EF? I thought that Tornado's were rated on the "F"scale... F-0 through F-5. What does the "E" stand for? Unless there is a NEW Fujita scale... just wondering.
J LO

Georgetown, SC

#9 Apr 15, 2007
mel-cook wrote:
I have a special comment about the way things are being handle at the new Sumter/Lee county Jail house.Major Anthony Dennis is charging inmates for items that you can buy out of jail at a reasonable price way to much, At least four times the retail price.And the Personal Higein items that you receive when you first get there, He is charging $7.00 for that. Someone needs to look in to that. P.S.From just a concern citizen.
He is not Major
Antony Dennis. Simon Major runs the jail. He treats the officers worse than inmates. so don't feel bad!! That is why no one stays working there!!!
mandi

Columbia, SC

#10 Apr 15, 2007
StormChaser wrote:
What's an EF? I thought that Tornado's were rated on the "F"scale... F-0 through F-5. What does the "E" stand for? Unless there is a NEW Fujita scale... just wondering.
I was wondering the same thing, but I was able to find this article explaining the new "EF" scale.

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado/ef-scale....
Tammy S

United States

#11 Apr 15, 2007
I just want to take a min and give my thoughts and prayers to the families that have been hurt or have lost their homes in todays storm.I live here in Sumter and experinced the storm today also I saw it form right out my kitchen window and hit pocalla golf course like you wouldn't believe.Debris every where.Does Sumter have a siren for these types of storms? Does anybody know?Maybe thats something the city should look into.
Tom Brocaw

Chagrin Falls, OH

#12 Apr 15, 2007
No sirens in Sumter. That's the type of thing you find in other parts of the country, especially tornado alley. South Carolina doesn't have enough tornadoes for cities to really consider that option as a necessity. There is, however, an affordable way for people anywhere in the state to be notified anytime day or night about this type of situation. It's a NOAA All Hazards/Weather Radio. Many stores sell them at a reasonable price and they will go off like an alarm clock automatically when severe weather is imminent. Even if it's in the middle of the night. It's something that everyone should have. Especially folks living in Mobile Homes, which are extremely unsafe during tornadoes.
patrick lanning

Columbia, SC

#13 Apr 15, 2007
the rescue workers didnt free the traped women a neighbor did and i know this because the lady he rescuede was my girlfriend
patrick lanning

Columbia, SC

#14 Apr 15, 2007
they were there but by the time they and i got there she was out and i thank god and all the people for everything they did and are trying to do to help the people and god bless the familys that have lost any family members and i have felt the feeling for aboout 45 seconds before i seen my girlfriends sister then my girlfriend and i myself dont really know what to say but thank god that they were safe and once again my feeling go out to the people that had it worse than my girlfriend did and my total thanks go out to the man that rescue my lady goodnight and good dreams to all
Patrick
Huh

Millen, GA

#15 Apr 16, 2007
StormChaser wrote:
What's an EF? I thought that Tornado's were rated on the "F"scale... F-0 through F-5. What does the "E" stand for? Unless there is a NEW Fujita scale... just wondering.
The NWS has changed the way they measure tornadoes with a new scale. The old scale was called the Fujita scale. The new scale is called the Enchanced Fujita (EF) scale.
Aonymous

Owings Mills, MD

#16 Apr 16, 2007
I have been trying to reach family in the Rembert area with no success. Can anyone advise if there is power outages affecting that area?
Anonymous

Owings Mills, MD

#17 Apr 16, 2007
Can anyone advise as to what areas were struck by the tornado's?
Show no Fear

Flagstaff, AZ

#18 Apr 16, 2007
mel-cook wrote:
I have a special comment about the way things are being handle at the new Sumter/Lee county Jail house.Major Anthony Dennis is charging inmates for items that you can buy out of jail at a reasonable price way to much, At least four times the retail price.And the Personal Higein items that you receive when you first get there, He is charging $7.00 for that. Someone needs to look in to that. P.S.From just a concern citizen.
Easily remedied - Stay out of jail and you can buy things at the going rate!
InCamden

AOL

#20 Apr 16, 2007
Anonymous,

NO outages that I am aware of BUT the winds are still pretty high. Even today, blowing rather hard. I am out on Cantey Lane if that helps with location.
What

Maxton, NC

#21 Apr 16, 2007
patrick lanning wrote:
they were there but by the time they and i got there she was out and i thank god and all the people for everything they did and are trying to do to help the people and god bless the familys that have lost any family members and i have felt the feeling for aboout 45 seconds before i seen my girlfriends sister then my girlfriend and i myself dont really know what to say but thank god that they were safe and once again my feeling go out to the people that had it worse than my girlfriend did and my total thanks go out to the man that rescue my lady goodnight and good dreams to all
Patrick
Glad that your girlfriend got out alive! Our thoughts and prayers to all out there!
Lisa Hall

United States

#23 Apr 16, 2007
My brother-in-law, Robert Hall, was a victim of the F-3 tornado. The tornado directly hit his mobil home exploding it and throwing him about a football fields distance into the woods behind his home. It is a miracle that he survived. He was flown from Toumney Medical Hospital to a trauma center in Augusta, GA.

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