Heavy Thunderstorm Causes Damage at S.C. Airport

July 19, 2007

A South Carolina thunderstorm caused a wind gust of 75 mph at Columbia Metropolitan Airport on Tuesday, damaging a temporary hanger, authorities said.

The storm also knocked out power at parts of the airport, but officials said the terminal remained open.

The same storm quickly moved into downtown Columbia around 6 p.m., knocking down trees and power lines and dropping hail up to an inch in diameter, the National Weather Service reported.

Other severe thunderstorms Tuesday knocked down trees in Anderson, Fairfield, Kershaw and Lexington counties, forecasters said.

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