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A tornado reportedly hit near a South Carolina high school Monday

The area reportedly hit is outside of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

A tornado reportedly touched down Monday afternoon in the Loris area of Horry County, South Carolina, leaving considerable damage to a number of cars.

The tornado reportedly hit an area near Loris High School, which is located in northern Horry County. The area is about 21 miles from the Myrtle Beach area.

»RELATED: At least 11 dead in storm-ravaged South

The possible rotation occurred around 12:45 p.m. as the isolated storm moved north with rain and lightning, according to ABC 15 News in South Carolina. There were no reports of injuries, but it appeared a number of cars were lifted from the ground landing atop others in the parking lot of the high school, according to ABC 15 News reporter Ed Piotrowski.


 

WMBF News reports there may have also been damage to the school’s trailer that houses band classes and equipment.


 

Over the weekend, authorities say at least 11 people died as severe storms moved through various parts of the South, with a swarm of gusty winds and nearly nonstop rain.

The storm-related deaths were primarily due to trees falling under the weight of the storms in Louisiana, Texas, Alabama and Oklahoma.

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