Hurricane Nate Sends Over A Dozen Tornadoes To The Carolinas

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The first hurricane to make landfall in Mississippi since Katrina, Hurricane Nate, wreaked havoc throughout the southeast yesterday, according to The Weather Channel.

At about 4pm yesterday afternoon, the first tornado touched down in South Carolina, ripping the roofs off several homes along Liberty Highway in Liberty, according to the Liberty Fire Department.

The tornado-producing storms continued into North Carolina through the evening. The first tornado in North Carolina was confirmed by the NWS just southeast of Morganton. Another confirmed tornado was confirmed on Mt. Herman Road in Hudson after it ripped a 24-foot tall steeple off the roof of a church.

via Caldwell County Emergency Services

Several other Tornadoes were also reported throughout Cleveland and Caldwell County.

This video was taken by Brandi Gilbert moments before the tornado touched down on the outskirts of the Cleveland County fairgrounds.

Here’s a dash-cam video of the Caldwell County sherriff chasing the storm:

Here are some more shots of the aftermath of the Carolina tornados from Hurricane Nate:

Thousands of people in both South and North Carolina woke up this morning without power.

As of 6 a.m. over 800 residents in Burke County, 360 residents in Catawba County, 980 residents in Cleveland County, 560 residents in Gaston County and 130 residents in Iredell County had no power.

Schools in Caldwell County have now been placed on a two-hour delay.

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