National Weather Service team heading to Florence after storm

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A team with the National Weather Service is heading to Florence Wednesday morning, following severe weather in the area Tuesday night.

The team will try to determine whether a tornado hit Florence County.

The storm destroyed nine homes and damaged another eight in the Rosewood Mobile Home Park, according to Captain Michael Nunn with the Florence County Sheriff's Office.

An employee at the airport reported to WPDE NewsChannel 15 seeing a funnel cloud and debris in the air.

A shelter has been set up at Wilson High School nearby for victims.

A representative with the American Red Cross said a family of four spent a few hours there overnight.

The shelter will remain open at least until 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, according to Red Cross officials.

A team with the National Weather Service was in Socastee Saturday, following two tornadoes in Horry County.

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