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LORIS, S.C. — Days after a powerful tornado caused extensive damage to a high school in Kershaw County, another South Carolina school is cleaning up from a tornado.
Investigators with the National Weather Service determined an EF-1 with winds of 90 mph hit the campus of Loris High School in Horry County, South Carolina Monday.
At 12:44 p.m. Monday, cars in the parking lot were picked up and tossed on top of each other during a strong thunderstorm.
The Wilmington, North Carolina-based National Weather Service storm survey crew determined the damage was caused by a tornado.
They are continuing their investigation to determine how long the tornado was on the ground.
No injuries were reported.
If verified, this would be the second tornado to hit a South Carolina school since Monday.
On Saturday night, an EF-2 tornado with winds of 130 mph hit North Central High School in Kershaw County, South Carolina.
Buses, buildings, and the school’s athletic fields were heavily damaged.
A line of severe storms rolled through Saturday and toppled trees throughout the Carolinas. At the height of the storms Saturday night, a line of severe thunderstorm warnings stretched some 300 miles across North Carolina and South Carolina.
Another line of strong-to-severe storms moved through the region Monday, prompting the strong storm in Horry County.