Confirmed Tornadoes Hit Western NC; Upstate SC

GREENSBORO, NC -- Tornadoes struck western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina on Sunday, leaving a path of damage that stretches hundreds of miles from south to north.

It started on Sunday afternoon, when outer bands of what used to be Hurricane Nate moved into South Carolina. The first tornadoes of the day were reported in the upstate, bringing damage to the Greenville-Spartanburg area. Pickens County, Newberry County, Laurens County, and Spartanburg County reported tornado damage.

Across the border in western North Carolina, there were more tornadoes. Cleveland County saw the first damage in the state, with downed trees and power lines. 

In Burke County, Jessica Long sent us a photo of a tornado. A building was reported damaged along Woodlawn Drive in Connelly Springs. 

Caldwell County was hit hard when the tornado moved through. A tractor trailer was overturned on US-321 near the small town of Hudson, close to Lenoir. Several homes were damaged in the Lenoir area, a tree fell on a car, and a steeple was blown off a church.

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