10-foot Wave from Tropical Storm Elsa Hit Docks, Adding to Port Royal’s Tornado Damage

Port Royal bore the brunt of the area’s damage from Tropical Storm Elsa earlier this month when a tornado hit downtown.

But the storm also spawned a large wave that crashed into an isolated area of the town’s waterfront, cracking more than 30 wooden pilings at the former state-owned terminal building.

As investigators assess damage, residents are rallying around the Port Royal Veterinary Hospital, which the twister hit hard.

More than two weeks after the July 7 twister, the tally is still incomplete. Trees crashed into at least 44 buildings, with the damage estimated to be $1 million.

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