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Possible tornadoes spotted throughout Myrtle Beach area Sunday

Waterspout forms off the coast of Myrtle Beach

A waterspout forms just off the coast of Myrtle Beach near just after noon on Sunday, September 16, 2018.
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A waterspout forms just off the coast of Myrtle Beach near just after noon on Sunday, September 16, 2018.

The National Weather Service issued several tornado warnings for Horry County on Sunday, and residents spotted what appeared to be waterspouts and funnel clouds around Myrtle Beach.

Waterspout is spotted at Myrtle Beach while Tropical Storm Florence continues to rage in the Carolinas.

In a tweet Sunday afternoon, WPDE forecaster Ed Piotrowski shared a video and noted: “A waterspout came ashore north of 21st avenue in Myrtle Beach and became a tornado.”

At 12:55 p.m. Sunday, “a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Allsbrook, or 11 miles northeast of Conway, moving north at 35 mph,” according to the National Weather Service.

Another severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was 2 miles southwest of Tabor City, North Carolina, the NWS reported.

Locations impacted by the warnings included Loris, Fair Bluff, Cherry Grove, Allsbrook, Green Sea, Cerro Gordo and Loris Community Hospital.

Horry County has a tornado watch until 5 p.m. Sunday.

No damage was reported from tornadoes as of Sunday afternoon.

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