Severe thunderstorms that swept across South Carolina have left more than 50,000 residents without electricity, while downing trees and even causing damage at the Governor's Mansion.
The first family was not harmed.
SCE&G reported on its web site that more than 50,000 customers were without power early Friday. Most of the outages were in Lexington and Richland counties.
An SUV belonging to Gov. Nikki Haley's husband was crushed by a falling tree at the governor's residence Thursday night. The governor told WLTX in Columbia that two exterior doors and a gate at the mansion were damaged.
She said the damage was "heartbreaking" and a reminder that "storm season is here and every family has got to be ready."
The National Weather Service also reported large hail fell in many parts of the Carolinas.