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A National Weather Service crew has confirmed that the damage left by a storm on Monday
in the Upstate was the result of a tornado.
Meteorologists said the tornado that struck Spartanburg County was a category 2 on
the Enhanced Fujita scale. The tornado touched down around 3:30 p.m., in Spartanburg
A building owned by a business that distributes drapery fabrics and window covering
products was badly damaged by the storm, according to WYFF. The station also reported
that at least two semi trucks were flipped onto their sides on Interstate 85.
Though no deaths have been reported, officials at Spartanburg Regional hospital told
WSPA that they had received eight people with storm-related injuries. Most of the
injuries, however, were minor, the station reported.
As many as nine tornadoes were reported Monday afternoon and evening, according to
the Associated Press. The most serious problems seemed to be in Spartanburg County
and in Hickory, N.C.
The National Weather Service also confirmed that a tornado had struck the Conway area
on Monday, according to The Sun News.
The Charlotte, N.C., region also reported possible tornadoes and storms also damaged
there planes, cars and buildings at Hickory Regional Airport, and caused flooding
from Biltmore Village in Asheville to North Tryon Street in Charlotte, according to
The Charlotte Observer.