Governor says South Carolina faces 'new disaster' after tornadoes kill 9

COLUMBIA, S.C. — “We have a new disaster on our hands now,” Gov. Henry McMaster said Monday.The governor was speaking Monday at one of his regular news conferences to update the state on the coronavirus outbreak. But South Carolina suffered another blow early Monday when heavy storm winds and tornadoes struck the state from the Upstate to the Lowcountry.McMaster said the state is assessing the financial impact of the storm damage so the state could pursue a disaster declaration and receive federal support to help with the recovery.Property damage was reported across South Carolina on Monday. A...


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