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BREAKING: Reported Tornado Causes Damage Near Charleston, South Carolina

A reported tornado caused damage early Friday morning near Charleston, South Carolina.

The storm was reported about 12:40 a.m. EDT with the National Weather Service forecast office in Charleston reporting that debris from the tornado was being picked up on radar. Tornado warnings were issued as a result of the storm.

"The tornado was especially dangerous because it spun up quickly when it did," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Pydynowski said. "That can make the situation even more dangerous as people go to bed for the night and are not aware of the tornado warning that may be issued."

"Another brief tornado overnight over the next few hours cannot be totally ruled out near the South Carolina coast from around Charleston northward into Georgetown County, South Carolina," Pydynowski said.

Extensive damage was reported on Johns Island, South Carolina, according to the weather service and Charleston County fire and EMS scanner traffic.

There was no immediate word on injuries as a result of the storm.

At least 3,800 SCE&G customers lost power as a result of the storm, the utility reported.