Thousands without power following severe thunderstorms in the Lowcountry

Boaters stuck near Bushy Park Landing following storms
Shelf cloud on Folly Beach by Gaines Myer.
Shelf cloud on Folly Beach by Gaines Myer.

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A powerful line of thunderstorms left thousands of customers without power across the Lowcountry Friday afternoon.

Much of the Lowcountry was under a severe thunderstorm warning until 3:45 p.m. and an earlier severe thunderstorm watch originally set to expire at 6 p.m. was canceled after a line of storms moved through.

As of 11:30pm, SCE&G reported a total of 1,921 customers without power in Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties.

All power has been restored to Berkeley Electric Cooperative customers.

At one point, more than 15,000 customers in the area were without power.

People throughout the Lowcountry were sending pictures of severe weather some of which caused some damage in the area.

Tamir Harmon sent a picture of a tree that had fallen and smashed the front of a home in the Ponderosa subdivision in West Ashley.

In Wando Woods, off Dorchester Road, an electrical fire started after a tree hit a power pole during the storm.

Firefighters and technicians responded to the incident.

Some boaters were stuck near Bushy Park Landing when the water receded after storms had passed through the area.

Tourists and residents also sent several photos of an enormous shelf cloud on Folly Beach.

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