8 hurt; 10 homes destroyed in Florence tornado

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

QUINBY, S.C. (AP) -- The National Weather Service has determined a tornado destroyed at least nine homes and damaged eight others at a mobile home park in Florence County.

At least seven people were hurt in the storm Tuesday night. No deaths have been reported.

The emergency medical services director says none of the injuries are life threatening, mostly just cuts and bruises.

Forecasters surveyed the damage Wednesday and determined the tornado had winds of about 105 mph. The storm was 90 yards wide and the damage path was about 3 miles long.

The American Red Cross set up a shelter at Wilson High School for those affected by the storm.

(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)

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