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Horry County Tornado Update

On February 16, 2017 in Emergencies

Conway, South Carolina –Around noon yesterday, a severe storm came through Horry County and produced damaging winds and possibly a tornado.  The National Weather Service from Wilmington met with Horry County Emergency Management this morning to assess the damage. The NWS determined that an EF-1tornado did in fact cause the damage produced by the storm. They estimated the tornado had winds speeds of 110 mph.

Horry County Fire/Rescue and Horry County Police conducted primary searches and no injuries have been reported.  Power was out for about 1100 homes for a period of time, but all power has been restored. 

Intermittent structural damage from the storm began close to Booth’s Christmas Tree Farm on Adrianne Highway and proceeded along Adrianne Hwy to about Hwy 66 or about 5 miles.  Damage assessment teams from Horry County Code Enforcement found several buildings and a few homes damaged including 3-4 homes uninhabitable due to roof damage or blown off the foundation. The preliminary damage assessment from 40 structures that were damaged is $977,300, which includes six homes.  

Damage Assessment Map