A tornado that began swirling offshore in North Myrtle Beach as a water spout touched down in North Myrtle Beach between 18th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard.
A preliminary report showed one house 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.
The roof was laying partly on top of the owner’s boat in his front yard, according to the report.
A couple of light poles may also be down as a result of the storm, Dowling said.
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Some information indicated the tornado lifted up and touched down again around 11th Avenue North, but Dowling said he had not received a confirmation on that.
Downed trees made a path through Hillside Drive with some fencing knocked down.
It also appears The Surf Golf and Beach Club at 1701 Springland Lane may have suffered tornado damage as well.
No injuries have been reported.
More information will be released as soon as it is received. Please check back for story updates.