Confirmed tornado damages homes in Shady Grove mobile park area


MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Two homes were damaged in the Shady Grove mobile park after the system that was Tropical Storm Nestor moved through the area.

The storm left some wind damage and rain waters in its wake. A tree fell on a home near 6th Avenue and Kings Highway, which was one of the areas in the path of a tornado warning early Sunday morning between 1:45 and 2:15 a.m. The NWS later confirmed a tornado made its way through the area.

One of the larger branches snapped off and fell on top of the home, making a hole in the roof. Neighbors were helping to clean up the area Sunday morning.

“It’s like everybody says, you hear that train, it’s just that quick, you hear that train, the tree limb hit the top of the house, it shakes the trailer and at 1:52 I call my neighbor and say, ‘Hey, I got a tree limb in the middle of my living room,'” Michele Maurer, the homeowner said.

Maurer has lived in the Shady Grove mobile park since 2008 and says this is the first time she’s seen storm damage of this caliber.

“I’ve stayed through just about every hurricane. I’ve sat in here watching Matthew, this tree limb hit the ground, Matthew was that bad but it never fell; last night was just a freak thing. Like I said, that quick,” Maurer said.

Fortunately, she and her two little dogs are fine. Maurer and her neighbors are working to remove the tree branch and repair her roof.

“God couldn’t have blessed me any more when he threw me in this park because I’ve got the best neighbors in the world. They’ll be here until they get it done,” Maurer said.

A lot of debris can be found along the roads in the areas most affected by the storm. Be careful when driving today.

Count on News13 for updates as we work to gather more information.

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