The Myrtle Beach tornadoes were F1 and F2tornadoes which touched down in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on Friday July 6, 2001. The first tornado was an F1 which crossed U.S. Route 17 in North Myrtle Beach and U.S. 17 Bus. in Myrtle Beach, only on the ground for 0.1 miles. The second tornado moved slowly down the beach, alternately moving on and offshore several times, and causing significant damage, including blown-out windows, tipped-over busses, and damaged roofs and utility poles. Thirty-nine people received minor injuries from this second tornado, which was rated F2.