NWS ‘pretty confident’ tornado hit Spartanburg Co.

QT at Hearon Circle Credit: Melissa Blackwell

SPARTANBURG CO., S.C. (WSPA) – Officials with the National Weather Service (NWS) say they feel pretty confident that it was a tornado that hit Spartanburg Co., but they will go out and survey the damage on Tuesday.

They say two storm survey teams from the Greenville-Spartanburg National
Weather Service office will be out surveying the storm damage.

One team will focus on the damage in Spartanburg and Cherokee
counties in South Carolina and Cleveland county North Carolina, according to NWS.

Another team will focus on the damage stretching north across the NC Foothills.

They say information from the teams on the details of the storms will be issued as soon as practical.

According to officials with Spartanburg County Emergency Management, there is extensive damage ranging from Woodruff to Business 85, and from Cherokee Springs to Mayo.

Officials with Spartanburg Regional say they have received eight storm-related injuries so far, but most of them are minor.

There are thousands without power in the Upstate, according to Duke Energy.

Disaster-trained volunteers with American Red Cross are responding to multiple people in Spartanburg, Pickens, and Abbeville counties, according to a press release.

They say at least 10-15 houses have been damaged due to the severe weather.