Storm drops trees, power lines across Upstate, Midlands

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A line of thunderstorms dropped trees and power lines as it moved across South Carolina, and two people were hurt when lightning struck their neighborhood.

The Anderson Fire Department says two people were injured when lightning struck a power line Sunday night. Fire Battalion Chief Brian Black says a woman was taken to the hospital for observation, while a man sitting at his computer in a neighboring home did not require hospitalization.

Utilities that serve South Carolina were working Monday morning to restore service to about 1,000 customers. The largest outages were in Aiken, Florence and Spartanburg counties.

Winds associated with the storms blew over trees and damaged five homes near Batesburg-Leesville, about 30 miles west of Columbia.

There were reports of hail in Spartanburg and Cherokee counties.

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