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Storms caused power outages, no serious damage

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Storms hit the South Carolina coast early Monday morning, bringing with them a tornado watch and power outages. 

The system moved across the state with heavy rains, some flooding and high winds but there  were no reports of serious damage. About 3,000 customers were without electric service early Monday. South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. reported nearly 2,000 customers were without service, mostly along the coast.

At one point in the Charleston and Summerville area, a little more than 5,000 SCE&G customers were without power. In Beaufort, almost 1,800 were without power.

The Columbia utility says more than 9,000 customers had lost service in the central part of the state late Sunday.

Duke Energy reported about 1,000 customers without service early Monday; most of those affected were in Laurens County.

Tornado watches and flood watches and warnings were posted late Sunday and early Monday, but no serious damage had been reported and the threat of tornadoes had essentially ended by sunrise.

Officials in Rock Hill reported rescuing people from vehicles stranded in flash flooding.

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