10 July 2013

Yikes Kingstree!

Kingstree, S.C.
Yikes! Poor Kingstree. I didn't even know this happened mid June until I happened to be driving by Kingstree and saw the back of a building that had collapsed. It sounds like it was a tornado. It happened on a quiet Sunday afternoon and amazingly, no one was hurt.
Freak storm in Kingstree: What may have been a tornado wrecked havoc on a portion of Kingstree and may be to blame for the collapse of the former Belk building. Around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, a brief but powerful storm cut a three-block wide path of destruction leaving debris-strewn streets, downed trees and power lines in its wake. The majority of destruction was concentrated within a three-block radius from Hampton Avenue to Jackson Street and north to Gilland Avenue.


  1. I sure hate to see something like that happen.

  2. That storm looks like it did hundreds of dollars of damage. ;)

  3. Pop-up storms like this are really odd. And really frightening.

  4. It's been a long time since I was in Kingstree, but I got the impression the place didn't need anything else impeding progress.


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