Tornado Warnings in Carolinas From Tropical Depression Fred

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U.S.|Tropical Depression Fred touches disconnected tornadoes successful the Carolinas.

A car   driving done  flood waters adjacent   Atlanta connected  Tuesday arsenic  the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred made their mode   done  the region.
Credit...Brynn Anderson/Associated Press

Neil Vigdor

  • Aug. 17, 2021Updated 8:36 p.m. ET

The remnants of Tropical Depression Fred touched disconnected a concatenation absorption of tornadoes and tornado warnings crossed the Southeast connected Tuesday, particularly successful the Carolinas, 1 time aft the tempest strategy made landfall on Florida's Gulf Coast.

Throughout the night, the Weather Service issued astatine slightest 10 tornado warnings successful North and South Carolina, meaning that a tornado had been spotted oregon picked up connected a radar.

Parts of those 2 states and Virginia were nether a tornado ticker done 2 a.m. Wednesday. A fewer tornadoes were likely, on with hail, and upwind gusts of up to 60, the Weather Service said.

Tornadoes were reported successful Edgefield, S.C., and successful Iredell County, N.C., astir 50 miles northbound of Charlotte. There were nary contiguous reports of injuries.

In Greenville County, S.C., nationalist schoolhouse students and teachers were instructed to structure successful place connected Tuesday day aft a tornado informing was issued for the area, section media outlets reported. The informing was aboriginal canceled.

Fred was expected to determination crossed bluish Georgia and the confederate Appalachian Mountains aboriginal connected Tuesday, bringing 4 to 8 inches of rainfall — totals that could emergence to 10 inches successful a fewer areas, according to the National Weather Service.

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