National Weather Service confirms tornadoes

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Tornado warnings were issued for Summit, Stark and Portage counties until 7:15 p.m. Sunday.

The National Weather Service said Monday tornadoes touched down in the towns of Lexington and Irmo, west and northwest of Columbia.

The NWS completed a survey of damage that impacted northwest Campbell County, the City of Lynchburg, and southern Amherst Co, and confirmed a tornado with 20.4 mile long path length, with maximum winds speeds of 130 miles per hour.

OPPELO, Ark. - The National Weather Service in Little Rock confirmed a tornado caused damage in Oppelo.

By the evening, skies should be mostly clear.

Amherst County Administrator Dean Rodgers said about 20 homes in that county were destroyed and multiple people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Sunday's storms did bring a rotating storm into Augusta county but there was no tornado. Several trees along the path were uprooted and snapped. The tornado dissipated roughly 1/4 mile east of CR 215.

Weekend storms generated five tornados sprinkle across Central Mississippi with one to the North and one near the Coast.

The last tornado to strike Amherst was on July 9, 1990.

No serious injuries were reported in SC. NWS official tornado records go back to 1950. But, as the storm moved over them, they did record a 67mph wind gust. A couple of trees fell on homes, and two families are displaced, Loftin said. But for the most part, the county fared well during the storm, he said.

The weather warnings are ongoing and will be updated.

Lafayette County Emergency Management identified two tornado tracks in northeastern Lafayette County, MS from storms during the pre-dawn hours Saturday.

The National Weather Service said a tornado hit the city of Greensboro on Sunday and killed one person.

The storms brought 1.53 inches of rain to Richmond International Airport, and totals varied from roughly 0.75 inch to almost 2 inches across the metro area. The Westham gauge is forecast to crest at 12.3 feet early Wednesday morning, just barely above the 12-foot minor flood stage.