Hurricane “Nate” spawned multiple tornadoes across both Carolinas on Sunday, October 8, 2017, forcing evacuations and causing significant damage. As of 07:25 UTC on Monday, October 9, NWS has 22 preliminary tornado reports, 9 from North Carolina and 13 from South Carolina. Four tornado reports come from Laurens County in South Carolina where a suspected tornado near 4 WSW Cross Hill damaged a building and downed power lines at 20:10 UTC. At 3 NNE Waterloo, several trees were uprooted and trees snapped off along Highway 39 near Beaverdam Church Road at 20:15 UTC. The third

report from Laurens County comes from 6 NE Laurens at 20:45 UTC where numerous trees were reported down with many snapped off along Highway 49 near Laurens Academy just north of I385. The worst damage so far in the county comes from 3 ENE Laurens at 21:00 UTC where reports mention significant damage to houses around Cashew Trail and Curry Road area. In Newbery County, South Carolina, a suspected tornado touched down around 20:26 UTC near 4 NW Chappels where police reported at least one severely damaged house roof and multiple sheds demolished on Salter Road near Highway 39 in Chappels. READ MORE