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      "It's gone in a blink of an eye." Storms leave path of damage in Horry County

      A roof totally detached from a house on Singing Pines Drive near Conway. The debris, right, is the roof that was taken off the house.

      Several houses were severely damaged and over 1,500 people lost power during a storm that passed through the Grand Strand and Pee Dee Monday afternoon.

      The National Weather Service from Wilmington will investigate the damage around Juniper Bay Road near Conway on Tuesday to see if it was a tornado or straight line winds that struck the area.

      On Singing Pines Drive, a roof was taken off a home and was a mangled mess, yards away from the home.

      The family whose home was destroyed was left emotionally drained.

      "I lost it. I mean you work hard for everything you get, and it's gone in a blink of an eye," Heather Marcum told us.

      Just down the road, a 90-year-old tree was uprooted in front of Margaret Jordan's home.

      She described to us the moment the storm hit. "The house kind of jarred like, and my little dog, he started barking and it scared him too."

      In Conway, a house on Lundy Avenue in Conway was severely damaged when tree fell on top of the roof.

      Six people, including children, were inside when the tree hit the house.

      They were getting ready to go to a baseball game when the tree came crashing into the house. Instead they ended up going to the hospital to be checked out. They're all expected to be okay.

      You can watch video from inside that house by clicking here.

      Power outages were also reported across the area, including outages after lightning struck a transformer on Highway 90.

      Highway 90 near East Cox Ferry Road was closed in both directions until they could shut down power to the transformer and crews were on site redirecting traffic.

      As of 9:15pm, more than 600 people were without power. More than 300 of them in the Garden City area, where another storm blew through.

      By 10:30pm, the power outage number was down to 80 across our area.

      By 12am, it was down to 30 without power.

      We had reports of golf ball sized hail in some locations, which damaged cars and siding on houses.