Greenville Residents Clean Up From Friday's "Tornado"

Several people in Greenville are working to clean up the mess left by a powerful storm Friday about 6 p.m.

It's not official yet, but numerous people and law enforcement say it was a tornado that touched down near FIretower Road in Greenville, damaging homes, knocking down trees and downing power lines.

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Houses were damaged. One man says he has glass in his yard. Another viewer said her husband had to pull over on Firetower Road because of the twister.

A man who lives in the Wimbledon Apartment complex said he saw the tornado form on the south side of Firetower Road. He said it started to swirl and debris started flying. He also said he heard the "train sound" and saw lightning. He said the twister then appeared to dissipate on the north side of Firetower Road.

Power lines were downed on Firetower Road.

A man driving down Firetower called the newsroom and said he saw trees down and shingles and other debris ripped off houses.

Damage is also reported in Greene County, at a home in Hookerton on Dixon Farm Road. See related story.

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