Afternoon storm snaps trees and brings down power lines in downtown Charleston

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Thunderstorms that moved through the Lowcountry on Friday afternoon brought down trees and power lines in the Wagener Terrace neighborhood, causing some property damage and even leaving some in the dark.

Inutile trees were down near the intersection of 6th Avenue and Grove Street. Residents said the trees came down in a matter of minutes when the storms moved in and said they were brought by either strong winds or lightning.

“It got really windy and rainy and kind of a little weird and eerie, and then we looked out the window and our neighbors tree, looked like it got struck by lightning,” said resident Rob Concannon.

One tree fell on resident Robert Gibbs car. His home also lost power during the storm. He said he was shocked when he came outside and saw just how bad the damage was.

“I came out and saw the other tree down, down the street there, and man this was just a snap. [It] reminded me so much of Hugo,” said Gibbs.

According to neighbors that spoke with News 2, no one in the area near 6th Avenue and Grove Street was injured during the storm.

Damage was also reported in other parts of the Lowcountry. A photo sent to News 2 by Katie Rado showed an uprooted tree in the Cooper Estates neighborhood after the storm.

“Such a huge tree being uprooted like this is unbelievable,” wrote Rado in an e-mail. “Enjoy in life’s wonders.”

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