Wow what a night. Lexington South Carolina is usually a quiet little place without much drama. Not last night.
We got home late from a scrimmage ballgame and was getting everyone ready for bed when suddenly I heard a distinct BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR of a freight train. What? Grabbing my children from upstairs we ran to the lower level and took cover. The next 5 seconds was scary! It seemed like 5 minutes.
NO WARNINGS ISSUED. As I have a all weather radio that didn't make a sound.
Official reports say it was a microburst but for those that seen it we know what it was. It was a small funnel cloud (tornado) that hit the ground for maybe 5 seconds. The wind was in excess of 60-70 MPH.
Westbrook and Martins Grove Community in Lexington South Carolina has some major damage and lots of debris all over the place. I have not ventured out yet this morning but I will post pictures as I can. I know there are large trees down and a few roofs that are gone. All within 5 seconds with no warnings. No rain no lightning no nothing!
These are my neighbors homes
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