Tornado warnings issued as storms sweep SC

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March 28, 2009

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Tornado warnings have been issued in two
South Carolina counties.

The National Weather Service on Saturday said a storm picked up on radar is capable of producing tornadoes in Clarendon and Orangeburg counties.

The warnings expire at 6 p.m.

Earlier in the day, forecasters issued tornado watches in those counties and 13 others as the spring storm that dumped heavy rains,
baseball-sized hail and whipped up winds across the Southeast started making its way across South Carolina.

The storm system has flooded homes and cars in parts of Mississippi and Alabama. On Friday, tornadoes struck Louisiana, Alabama and North Carolina.

The storm prompted blizzard warnings and a disaster declaration in Kansas and dumped heavy snow on parts of Oklahoma.

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