EMERALD ISLE, NC. (THECOUNT) — Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was not the only coastal town hit by a powerful tornado Thursday, the Town of Emerald Isle, North Carolina was also the victim of another powerful twister.

Town officials shared photos after a possible tornado/ waterspout ripped through the area, sending motorhomes flying and severely damaging the Boardwalk RV Park near Salty Pirate Water Park in Emerald Isle.


The park is located on Reed Drive, in Emerald Isle, NC.

WTVR CBS 6 Richmond via Twitter:

@CBS6: “Emerald Isle, North Carolina shared these images. Town officials said a tornado formed by the Salty Pirate Water Park of Emerald Isle and damaged Boardwalk RV Walk at about 9 a.m. No injuries have been reported.”

“Shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday, Emerald Isle experienced a waterspout / tornado,” Emerald Island Public Information Officer Matt Zapp said. “There is property damage in the vicinity of Island and Reed Drives. Boardwalk RV Walk suffered the most severe damage.”

Geo quick facts: Emerald Isle is a town on Bogue Banks Island, part of North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. The Bogue Inlet Pier is a popular fishing spot, with views of the Atlantic Ocean. The Western and Eastern Ocean Regional Accesses are public entry points to the beach, a water sports hub. Emerald Isle Woods Park has a disc golf course and a dock, plus shoreline and forest trails, including part of the North Carolina Birding Trail – wikipedia.

A possible tornado appeared to touch down in North Myrtle Beach Thursday morning.

The apparent twister was spotted by Wayne White, who shared video with local news outlets.

The video was taken Thursday morning in the area of Ocean Drive and 2nd Avenue South in North Myrtle Beach, White said, reports WBTW.


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Geo quick facts: North Myrtle Beach is a city in South Carolina. It’s part of the Grand Strand, a 60-mile string of Atlantic beaches. Downtown, Main Street is lined with shops, eateries and bars. Alligator Adventure is an animal park featuring swamps with reptiles, plus live shows. By the ocean, O.D. Pavilion Amusement Park offers fairground rides and traditional snacks. Nearby McLean Park has a lake and picnic shelters – wikipedia.