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National Weather Service: EF 0 tornado touched down in Horry County

Viewer picture of Socastee tornado

An EF 0 tornado with estimated winds of 60 miles per hour touched down in the Socastee, Burgess area of Horry County Saturday afternoon.

The National Weather Service in investigating and will release a full report later.

"The Enhanced Fujita scale (EF scale) rates the strength of tornadoes based on the damage they cause. The scale goes from 0 to 5 with an EF-0 having winds less than 85 mph and an EF-5 having winds greater than 200 mph," according to Chief Meteorologist Ed Piotrowski.


WPDE NewsChannel 15 viewer Melissa Jones Porshia captured video of the

tornado

. Click here to watch.



Click here for pictures of the tornado and the damage it caused.

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