Overall, as many as nine tornadoes were reported in the western Carolinas. Video of the aftermath of a tornado in Spartanburg County was taken on I-85 Business, a commercial area.
The National Weather Service has issued watches for flash flooding and tornadoes in Watauga County and beyond. There were no deaths associated with this round of storms, the report added.
Officials with Spartanburg Regional say they have received eight storm-related injuries so far, but majority are minor.
One team will focus on the damage in Spartanburg and Cherokee counties in SC and Cleveland County North Carolina, according to the NWS.
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In Edneyville, North Carolina, fire and rescue officials advised residents to stay home due to flooded roadways and downed trees and power lines. Streets were under water in Asheville and Boone, and firefighters rescued drivers from flooded roads in Pickens County in western SC. Possible tornados left trails of damage, and small planes were flipped over and their hangars crumpled at the Hickory Regional Airport. Stone Mountain State Park in Roaring Gap, North Carolina, was also closed because of downed trees.
Portions of Charleston and Berkeley Counties remained under a flood watch because of heavy rains. TheHickory Daily Record reported that the severe weather caused about 40,000 power outages in Burke, Catawba, Caldwell and Alexander counties.
"You could hear it howl through downtown", Michael Parsons, who owns a jewelry store that was damaged in North Wilkesboro, told WXII-TV, as reported by the AP.