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Gusty winds cause minor damages

Thomas Hunt, left, with Southern Tree Services of Beaufort cuts up a 50-inch laurel oak tree that fell in high winds Sunday night. The tree crushed the covered walkway of South Carolina Bank and Trust on Lady's Island. Despite ferocious winds, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office reported no injuries or major damage.
Thomas Hunt, left, with Southern Tree Services of Beaufort cuts up a 50-inch laurel oak tree that fell in high winds Sunday night. The tree crushed the covered walkway of South Carolina Bank and Trust on Lady's Island. Despite ferocious winds, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office reported no injuries or major damage. BOB SOFALY | The Beaufort Gazette

Winds gusted to 39 mph at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort about 7 p.m. Sunday and about 36 mph on Hilton Head Island, according to the National Weather Service.

Lee Levesque, spokesman for Lady's Island-St. Helena Fire Department, said the weather added to their typically busy night responding to medical calls. He said power was blown out in some areas for a short time and downed trees blocked a few roads, but no one was injured.

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