Severe winds cause damage in the Lowcountry

Severe winds cause damage in the Lowcountry
Tree falls onto cars in North Charleston (Source: Michael Harris)
Severe winds cause Charleston commercial structure to fall (source: Joe Riddell)
Severe winds cause Charleston commercial structure to fall (source: Joe Riddell)

NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - Severe winds caused damage in the Lowcountry on Sunday as a powerful line of storms moved through the area.

Residents in North Charleston were stunned when a large Oak tree uprooted, crashing onto parked cars at approximately 2 p.m.

Charleston resident Michael Harris says that he was able to save the life of his neighbor when she did not notice the tree falling towards her.

"She didn't see it coming," he said, "I had to pull her out of the way."

The tree landed on two nearby cars, damaging their roofs in process.

Over on Johns Island, the intense weather caused the siding and roofing of a commercial structure to dismantle at approximately 7 p.m., resident Joe Riddell said.

"My first reaction was wow, looks like a tornado went through here!" he said. "We only live a mile away so my wife said 'forget this building, let's check our house!'"

No one was hurt in either situation.

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