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Thursday storm causes widespread damage
Storm - Old CES
The morning after a brief, but very strong thunderstorm burst through the city Thursday afternoon, a large tree in the parking lot of the old Camden Elementary School on Lyttleton Street in Camden is in three pieces. What remains is the bottom third of the trunk (center), a large limb to the left and, to the right, a long section of the tree that took out a light pole as it fell. - photo by Martin L. Cahn/C-I
As many as 7,500 electric customers across the county, perhaps more, lost power -- some for 18 hours or longer -- due to a brief, but very strong thunderstorm that swept across Kershaw County on Thursday afternoon.