A fast-moving thunderstorm swept through York, Chester and Lancaster counties Wednesday around 6 p.m., knocking down trees and limbs, officials said.
The storm came as the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for York and Chester counties. As of 7 p.m. Wednesday, there had been no reported injuries, officials said.
There was a report of a tornado touchdown near Sharon in western York County but York County emergency management officials have not confirmed the tornado touching down or received any calls about it or any damage, said Trish Startup, spokesperson for York County.
Herschel Brown, owner of Brownie’s Sales store in downtown Sharon, said that town residents heard the tornado warning but he had not heard of damage or problems.
"We had a fast thunderstorm, and pretty good rain and wind in it, but it moved through and everything here seems fine," Brown said,
Deputies received calls that limbs and some trees were down near Sharon and to north near Clover, said Trent Faris, York County Sheriff's Office spokesman.
Chester County experienced high winds and rain but deputies have not received any reports of damage or injuries, said Robert Sprouse, chief deputy for the Chester County Sheriff;s Office.
The severe storms tracked across the Carolinas, from Greenville, S.C., northeast through Charlotte damaging some homes and knocking down trees. No injuries were reported, the Associated Press reported.
The National Weather Service said trees fell on several buildings and homes in Simpsonville.
The weather service also says at least one building was damaged in south Charlotte and a tractor trailer was blown over.
The Associated Press contributed