Tornado hits Myrtle Beach

Posted Sunday, July 8, 2001 7:35 AM | Contributed by XL-Force2000

Around 10 o'clock Friday morning a water spout, off the shore of Myrtle Beach right near the Pavilion, turned into a violent tornado. Luckily there were no deaths and only nine minor injuries involving flying pieces of glass. The tornado formed right next to the Pavilion and touched down just south of it. Many hotels were severely damaged, but the amusement park has only minor damages not involving the rides. The rides will however have to be inspected very carefully before running again.

Sunday, July 8, 2001 8:11 AM
When i went to the pavilion the day i was there they closed it and said there is curently a Tropical Depersion setting over us.:(( They ran the rides for another 45 minutes then closed,SO we went and played the putt putt next to it.THis was in the second Wednesday of June

Cedar Point, doesn't get any better then that:)
Sunday, July 8, 2001 8:37 AM
Wow!! I was just there last week. The week before a tropical storm moved through, the park opened, and the week after, a tornado. That is terrible weather for a park.
Spread your wings and fly away!! X-Flight '01
Sunday, July 8, 2001 11:31 AM
The tornado happened on Friday afternoon. The Pavilion and Family Kingdom were open yesterday as normal. Outside of a few blown away signs, there wasn't any damage to the parks.

Sunday, July 8, 2001 6:12 PM
I'm glad no one got hurt, and I'm also glad none of the coasters or rides were destroyed. Hopefully, Myrtle Beach will have better weather in the future.

Will there ever be a park prettier than BGW?
Monday, July 9, 2001 4:45 AM
We have freak weather around here. I'm just north of the Strand and these things kind of happen infrequently, but always pick really good(good as in bad) times to hit. That tropical depression storm was fairly weak. We ran to the coasters the next weekend and everyone had forgotten that storm, it's really the tornados that usually don't get into inhabitated areas very often, it rains it looks like it's flooding, our area just looks deadly when it rains hard. I think they said 8 million in damages, and we got to see video of what looks like the third hill of the Hurricane flirting with the twister, the twister tearing up Subway(?), and then something else(?). Swamp Fox was torn up by a twister spawned off Hurricane Bob if I remember right. It's wierd, usually on days where it's supposed to rain, when it's hot, andn when there's other people riding the coasters, we run to MB, this weekend we were in the mountains, but we had thought about going on Friday, but it was early, we would have found out upon our arrival.
Friday, July 13, 2001 12:27 PM
i was at the park it was frekkey.

True of all great coasters of the past and present, and future
it's a ride you'll remember for the rest of your lifeand probably will want to ride again.

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