The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the Grand Strand until 4 p.m.
Horry and Georgetown counties in South Carolina, as well as Brunswick County in North Carolina are under the watch.
Winds from Hurricane Matthew should also be considered dangerous, as gusts could reach up to 100 mph.
Officials in North Myrtle Beach reported Saturday morning that a tornado which began swirling offshore as a water spout touched down in the area between 18th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard.
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One house may have lost its roof, one home suffered roof damage, and a couple of others sustained some minor siding loss, according to Pat Dowling, North Myrtle Beach city spokesman.
A couple of light poles may also be down as a result of the storm, Dowling said.