April 13, 2020 - Tornado Information

This page is the official Tornado (April 13, 2020) information center for your Oconee County, SC Government.

On April 13, 2020, an EF-3 tornado touched down in the Westminster area around 3:20 a.m. The tornado reached up to 160 mph and traveled approximately eight miles within Oconee County. Significant damage has been reported in the Downtown Seneca and Utica areas.

Press Release - Tornado Relief Fund - 04/24/2020 (PDF Version)

Tornado Relief Fund Now Helping Citizens With Electrical Needs

Seneca, S.C. (Friday, April 24, 2020) – A tornado relief fund established by the City of Seneca last week is available to help those who need immediate assistance in restoring electrical service to their homes.

City and County officials feel the first step in recovery for most homeowners is the restoration of power. Even though power may have been repaired by the serving utility company, severe damage to the electrical service on the homeowner’s own property may hamper the final connection of power. Work of this nature is the responsibility of the homeowner, but in times of catastrophic damage to a home, money may not be available to complete this final step. (Read More)

Press Release - Tornado Update #3 - 04/19/2020 (PDF Version)

Seneca City and Oconee County Tornado Update #3 on Recovery Efforts

Oconee County, S.C. (Sunday, April 19) – The City of Seneca and Oconee County continue recovery efforts through the weekend to restore the community back to a sense of normalcy. The affected areas have had an overwhelming amount of community and outside volunteer support that does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. (Read More)

Press Release - Tornado Update #2 - 04/18/2020 (PDF Version)

Seneca City and Oconee County Tornado Update # 2 on Recovery Efforts

Oconee County, S.C. (Saturday, April 18) – The City of Seneca and Oconee County continue recovery efforts for citizens and residents. City and County officials are urging all volunteers and citizens to utilize safe work practices during disaster recovery efforts and clean – up. Officials also urge citizens to avoid S. Oak Street between 5th Street and Daniel Avenue and surrounding areas. (Read More)

Press Release - Tornado Recovery - 04/16/2020 (PDF Version)

County Officials Give Update on Recovery Assistance for Citizens

Oconee County is urging citizen’s to contact the citizen's hotline for information on disaster assistance. Staff is available to answer calls seven (7) days a week at the following numbers:

All questions related to storm recovery, supplies and available services should be directed to the contact information provided.

Oconee County continues to respond to the tornado event from Monday morning and is actively working in devastated parts of the County. Staff may not have an immediate response to citizen inquiries; however, they are working diligently to respond in a timely manner.

page last updated: 04/28/2020 - 11:45AM

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