Downed trees, power outages reported following severe weather in the Chas


Downed trees and power outages were reported in the Lowcountry following severe weather Thursday night. 

A severe thunderstorm warning that affected the Tri-County Thursday night ended at 9:15 p.m.

Areas affected included Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Goose Creek, Hanahan, Downtown Charleston, Fort Sumter and Naval Weapons Station Charleston.

During the warning, Live 5 Meteorologist Bill Walsh said strong storms moved through the metro area with heavy rainfall, hail, gusty winds, and dangerous lighting with wind gusts of 60 to 70 mph. 

Viewers from Summerville, North Charleston, Ladson, and Goose Creek captured pictures and videos of storm clouds and lighting in the area. 

John Myers also captured a picture of a tree that fell on a house.  

In addition, Walsh said there were reports of trees down in Colleton County. 

In Walterboro, crews worked to free a person after a truck crashed into a downed tree. 

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