SC mayor says power on, schools closed after storm

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) - The mayor of Darlington says most power has been restored in the South Carolina city but two schools will remain closed for several days because of storm damage.

Mayor Tony Watkins said Monday a nearly new roof was torn off an elementary school and a high school was damaged when the storms hit Sunday night. Fences and power lines were torn down. Three minor injuries were reported in the county and mobile homes were overturned.

Watkins says he thinks the region will qualify for emergency federal aid.

Weather service officials were in the area Monday to check whether the damage was caused by a tornado, which was reported by spotters.

Gov. Mark Sanford also planned to visit Darlington on Monday.

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