If you think what has gone on in the Carolinas is scary enough, check out what happened with the weather in eastern Canada today.
What is now being estimated as a preliminary EF-2 tornado hit the Ottawa area today, with the city of Gatineau across the border in Quebec very hard hit. This is not a part of the country where anyone expects a serious tornado to hit, and you definitely do not expect it to hit this late in the year.
But I guess this is a weird year for weather. For more proof of that, it snowed today in my area — exactly three months and one day before winter is supposed to begin.