Severe storms move through the Upstate, WNC

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SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – The entire 7News viewing area was under a tornado watch as severe storms move through.

While strong, straight-line wind will be the main threat from the line of storms, a brief tornado spin-up or two may occur.

There are numerous reports of trees down in areas of Oconee County, Henderson County, and several other counties in Western North Carolina.

Duke Energy is reporting thousands of power outages (as of 9:20pm):

Henderson Co. – 4,889
Swain Co. – 3,424
Greenville – 3,090
Transylvania Co. – 2,250
Macon Co. – 2,032
Jackson Co. – 1,605
Greenwood Co. – 1,566
Buncombe Co. – 927

Click here for a full list of power outages from Duke Energy.

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