The National Weather Service surveyed more damage in the Carolinas Tuesday after confirming four tornadoes struck the Upstate during Sunday’s strong storms.
On Tuesday, NWS crews followed up in Tryon and Polk, Cleveland, Burke, and Caldwell counties.
Survey crews on Monday confirmed EF2 tornadoes hit Pickens, northern Laurens, and southern Spartanburg Counties. An EF1 tornado hit Newberry County, and an EF0 battered Union County.
Survey crews determined that damage to the Landrum area near the NC state line was caused by straight line winds.
Crews' preliminary results determined an EF0 tornado touched down near Polkville in Cleveland County, moving north into Burke County. A second EF1 tornado was confirmed near Connely Springs in Burke County.
The NWS also confirmed an EF1 tornado that touched down on the west side of Lake Lanier in Greenville County, lifted and touched down again in Tryon in Polk County. A fourth tornado was confirmed in Caldwell County. It was rated as EF1 with wind speeds of 95 mph. A final assessment on all confirmed tornadoes is expected to be completed Tuesday evening.
500 people were still without power in Polk County Tuesday morning as crews were still working to clear fallen power lines and replace utility poles, per Duke Energy’s website.
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