Hurricane rocks coastal Brunswick County town, governor says help is coming

Hurricane rocks coastal Brunswick County town, governor says help is coming

Governor Roy Cooper walked along Oak Island, surveying damage following Hurricane Isaias (photo: Sydney Bouchelle/WWAY) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper paid a visit to the Town of Oak Island on Thursday to thank first responders and survey the damage. “$9.65 million worth of damage, but we are comforted by knowing you stand shoulder to shoulder with us,” Oak Island Town Manager David Kelly said. “That gives us hope.” – Advertisement…

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Hurricane Alpha? Amped up season forecast, names may run out

Hurricane Alpha? Amped up season forecast, names may run out

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter (AP) — Hurricane season has already been busy this year, but forecasters say it should get even nastier soon. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday increased its forecast for the number of named storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes this year to far above normal. – Advertisement – Colorado State University, which pioneered hurricane season forecasting, is calling for twice the number of named storms and hurricanes this year…

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One injured, five homes damaged in Ocean Isle Beach Fire

One injured, five homes damaged in Ocean Isle Beach Fire

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Multiple homes catch fire in Ocean Isle Beach (Photo: Horry County Fire Rescue) OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Crews responded to a fire involving several homes in Ocean Isle Beach early Thursday morning. Mayor Debbie says two homes are a total loss, and three others are damaged. She says one person was severely injured and has been airlifted to Chapel Hill. – Advertisement – Smith says the fire…

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Devastating hurricane damage leaves Oak Island with weeks of cleanup

Devastating hurricane damage leaves Oak Island with weeks of cleanup

Damage from Hurricane Isaias on August 5, 2020 in Oak Island. (Photo: WWAY) OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — Oak Island was one of the hardest hit areas by Hurricane Isaias on Monday. The storm cleanup may take weeks, according to town officials. – Advertisement – On Tuesday, the town ordered a mandatory evacuation for all residents and non-residents west of SE 40th Street on Beach Drive, Dolphin Drive, and Pelican Drive. The category one hurricane…

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Gov. Cooper to survey storm damage in Brunswick County on Thursday

Gov. Cooper to survey storm damage in Brunswick County on Thursday

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. Roy Cooper announces new executive order regarding retail stores on April 9, 2020 BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Gov. Roy Cooper is expected to be in the Cape Fear on Thursday to survey damage left behind from Hurricane Isaias. According to the governor’s office, Gov. Cooper will be in Brunswick County to survey storm damage on Oak Island. – Advertisement – He is also expected to meet with…

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HURRICANE ISAIAS: Did North Carolina underestimate the storm?

HURRICANE ISAIAS: Did North Carolina underestimate the storm?

Isaias, which strengthened to a hurricane just before making landfall late Monday, hit Brunswick County on a full moon at high tide BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Holden Beach Mayor Alan Holden knew his evacuation order was not going to be popular. Like many North Carolina beach towns, summer renters are the lifeblood of the local economy. But as Tropical Storm — later Hurricane — Isaias spun off the Florida coast with a potential path that could…

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Two men killed by lightning while cleaning up hurricane debris

Two men killed by lightning while cleaning up hurricane debris

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Two people died after being struck by lightning in Wilmington Wednesday morning. According to the Wilmington Police Department, officers were called to 6205 N. Bradley Overlook shortly before noon in reference to two men who had been struck by lightning while cutting tree limbs in the yard. – Advertisement – The homeowner, Ralph Thomas Wallace, 77, and his friend, Saw Ni Keday Moo, 42, were…

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Isaias’ strength surprises residents, tourists as Brunswick continues hurricane cleanup

Isaias’ strength surprises residents, tourists as Brunswick continues hurricane cleanup

Oak Island, Holden Beach and Ocean Isle Beach bear brunt of storm damages, and limit access to worst parts of islands to make repairs Rick Anderson wasn’t particularly worried about Hurricane Isaias. He, his wife and his dog were at their Oak Island home Monday night. He started the sump pump when rain started to accumulate. “It was all going fine,” he said. “And then here comes Mother Nature.” He’s had his home on the…

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BRUNSWICK: Isaias makes landfall near Ocean Isle; reports of fires, tornado; 40,000 without power

BRUNSWICK: Isaias makes landfall near Ocean Isle; reports of fires, tornado; 40,000 without power

Along with tonadoes, another big concern for Brunswick was storm surge, especially in low-lying areas near the ocean. BOLIVIA — Isaias regained strength late Monday and plowed into Brunswick County, making landfall at 11:10 p.m. as a fast-moving Category 1 hurricane, leaving thousands without power, trees blocking roads and multiple reports of tornadoes across the county. Isaias came ashore near Ocean Isle Beach with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. Just before midnight, the Brunswick…

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BRUNSWICK: Isaias makes landfall near Ocean Isle; reports of fires, flooding; 40,000 without power

BRUNSWICK: Isaias makes landfall near Ocean Isle; reports of fires, flooding; 40,000 without power

Along with tonadoes, another big concern for Brunswick was storm surge, especially in low-lying areas near the ocean. BOLIVIA — Isaias regained strength late Monday and plowed into Brunswick County, making landfall at 11:10 p.m. as a fast-moving Category 1 hurricane, leaving thousands without power, trees blocking roads and multiple reports of tornadoes across the county. Isaias came ashore near Ocean Isle Beach with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. Just before midnight, the Brunswick…

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BRUNSWICK: Isaias makes landfall near Ocean Isle; reports of fires, flooding; more than 38,000 without power

BRUNSWICK: Isaias makes landfall near Ocean Isle; reports of fires, flooding; more than 38,000 without power

Along with tonadoes, another big concern for Brunswick was storm surge, especially in low-lying areas near the ocean. BOLIVIA — Isaias regained strength late Monday and plowed into Brunswick County, making landfall at 11:10 p.m. as a fast-moving Category 1 hurricane, leaving thousands without power, trees blocking roads and multiple reports of tornadoes across the county. Isaias came ashore near Ocean Isle Beach with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. Just before midnight, the Brunswick…

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BRUNSWICK: Isaias makes landfall near Ocean Isle; reports of fires, flooding; more than 28,000 without power

BRUNSWICK: Isaias makes landfall near Ocean Isle; reports of fires, flooding; more than 28,000 without power

Along with tonadoes, another big concern for Brunswick was storm surge, especially in low-lying areas near the ocean. BOLIVIA — Isaias regained strength late Monday and plowed into Brunswick County, making landfall at 11:10 p.m. as a fast-moving Category 1 hurricane, leaving thousands without power, trees blocking roads and multiple reports of tornadoes across the county. Isaias came ashore near Ocean Isle Beach with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. Just before midnight, the Brunswick…

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National Weather Service confirms at least 2 tornadoes in Brunswick Co.

National Weather Service confirms at least 2 tornadoes in Brunswick Co.

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Bald Head Island Isaias during Isaias on August 3, 2020 (Photo: Village of Bald Head Island) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The National Weather Service has confirmed at least two tornadoes touched down in Brunswick County as Hurricane Isaias passed through the Cape Fear. According to the National Weather Service, a tornado moved on shore over Bald Head Island and then, continued inland over Southport as an EF1. –…

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EF1 tornado causes damage after touching down near Belville

EF1 tornado causes damage after touching down near Belville

A tree fell on a home in Brunswick County on Monday following a tornado inside Hurricane Isaias. (Photo: Tanner Barth, WWAY) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY)–The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF1 tornado hit parts of Belville and Leland on Monday night. The tornado formed in an outer band of Hurricane Isaias, snapping approximately 100 trees and damaging homes. We spoke with residents in the community that say they heard the typical sound of…

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’Looks like an earthquake came through’: Uprooted tree damages Fat Pelican bar during Hurricane Isaias

The popular Carolina Beach dive bar suffered flooring damage during the hurricane after being closed for months due to COVID-19 CAROLINA BEACH – Right behind the front door of The Fat Pelican, owner Danny McLaughlin has marked how high the invading flood waters rose during past hurricanes. He’s been through six major storms since 1982, when he opened the popular Carolina Beach dive bar known for its eclectic atmosphere and decor, including the unmissable Lizzy…

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Isaias, again a tropical storm, spawns wild inland weather

Isaias, again a tropical storm, spawns wild inland weather

Several boats damaged at Southport Marina (Photo: Tela Diliberto/Tadphotos) SOUTHPORT, NC (AP) — Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain along the U.S. East Coast on Tuesday after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina, where it smashed boats together and caused floods and fires that displaced dozens of people. At least one person was killed when one of its twisters hit a mobile home park. Nearly 12 hours after coming ashore, Isaias…

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One dead, three missing following reported tornado in Bertie County

One dead, three missing following reported tornado in Bertie County

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter At least one person has died and three people are missing after a reported tornado passed through the Cedar Landing community of Bertie County Photo via WTVD WINDSOR, Bertie County  (WCTI) — At least one person has died and three people are missing after a reported tornado passed through the Cedar Landing community of Bertie County overnight. Bertie County government officials say they cannot confirm it was a tornado,…

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Hurricane Isaias knocked out power to more than 150,000 homes in the Cape Fear

Hurricane Isaias knocked out power to more than 150,000 homes in the Cape Fear

Trees down across power lines (Photo: Jeff Brooks/Duke Energy) SOUTHEASTERN NC (WWAY) — Duke Energy, Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation and Four County Electric customers across the area are in the dark, after Hurricane Isaias tore through the air, knocking down tree limbs and power lines. Nearly 41,000 BEMC customers were left without power, that’s 40 percent of its customer base. – Advertisement – BEMC crews along with additional crews from out of state are helping…

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Bald Head Island to survey damage from possible tornado

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter (Photo: Village of Bald Head Island) BALD HEAD ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — The National Weather Service will be heading to Bald Head Island to survey the damage from a reported tornado on the island. It passed through just before 9 p.m. – Advertisement – The Village of Bald Head Island said it presumably came off East Beach and went into Middle Island. Cape Creek Road was blocked by vegetation…

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Belville reports suspected tornado damage

Belville reports suspected tornado damage

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The town of Belville is looking to fill two Board of Commissioner positions. (Photo: WWAY) BRUNSWICK COUNTY (WWAY) — Several residents in the Olde Towne subdivision in Belville reported touchdowns of suspected tornadoes between 9 and 10 p.m. last night. According to a release several trees were knocked down and homes were damaged along north and south Olde Towne Wynd. The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office responded to the emergency…

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TRACK ISAIAS: As daybreak emerges, Wilmington area begins to assess storm damage

TRACK ISAIAS: As daybreak emerges, Wilmington area begins to assess storm damage

2 a.m. update: Isaias still a hurricane as moves north up the East Coast The worst of Hurricane Isaias was behind the Cape Fear by 2 a.m. Tuesday, as it moved north out of the region. Although the storm had made landfall in Ocean Isle Beach at 11:10 a.m., it still managed to maintain its Category 1 hurricane strength as of the National Hurricane Center’s 2 a.m. report. A hurricane warning remained in effect for…

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Southport extends curfew for hurricane cleanup efforts

Southport extends curfew for hurricane cleanup efforts

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Hurricane flags flying in Southport on August 3, 2020. (Photo: Southport Fire Department) SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — Southport has extended its curfew due to extensive damage the city received during Hurricane Isaias. Isaias made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach at 11:10 p.m. Monday. – Advertisement – Southport Fire Department says there is extensive damage on the waterfront. The curfew is now in place until 7 p.m. due safety concerns…

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Hurricane Isaias makes landfall near Ocean Isle Beach

Hurricane Isaias makes landfall near Ocean Isle Beach

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Hurricane Isaias as it made landfall along the Brunswick County coast on August 3, 2020.(Photo: WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY/AP) — Hurricane Isaias has made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, according to the National Hurricane Center. Ocean Isle Beach Mayor Debbie Smith says that the storm set off flooding and sparked five home fires. Isaias has been downgraded to a tropical storm as it moves out of the Cape Fear…

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TRACK ISAIAS: Winds still hurricane strength as Isaias moves out of Cape Fear

TRACK ISAIAS: Winds still hurricane strength as Isaias moves out of Cape Fear

2 a.m. update: Isaias still a hurricane as moves north up the East Coast The worst of Hurricane Isaias was behind the Cape Fear by 2 a.m. Tuesday, as it moved north out of the region. Although the storm had made landfall in Ocean Isle Beach at 11:10 a.m., it still managed to maintain its Category 1 hurricane strength as of the National Hurricane Center’s 2 a.m. report. A hurricane warning remained in effect for…

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BRUNSWICK: Isaias makes landfall near Ocean Isle; reports of fires, tornado; 44,000 without power

BRUNSWICK: Isaias makes landfall near Ocean Isle; reports of fires, tornado; 44,000 without power

Along with tonadoes, another big concern for Brunswick was storm surge, especially in low-lying areas near the ocean. BOLIVIA — Isaias regained strength late Monday and plowed into Brunswick County, making landfall at 11:10 p.m. as a fast-moving Category 1 hurricane, leaving thousands without power, trees blocking roads and multiple reports of tornadoes across the county. Isaias came ashore near Ocean Isle Beach with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. Just before midnight, the Brunswick…

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BRUNSWICK: Isaias makes landfall near Ocean Isle; 28,000 without power; trees blocking roads; possible tornadoes

BRUNSWICK: Isaias makes landfall near Ocean Isle; 28,000 without power; trees blocking roads; possible tornadoes

Along with tonadoes, another big concern for Brunswick was storm surge, especially in low-lying areas near the ocean. BOLIVIA — Isaias regained strength late Monday and plowed into Brunswick County, making landfall at 11:10 p.m. as a fast-moving Category 1 hurricane, leaving thousands without power, trees blocking roads and multiple reports of tornadoes across the county. Isaias came ashore near Ocean Isle Beach with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. Brunswick Emergency Services was working…

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BRUNSWICK: Isaias battering county; 28,000 without power; trees blocking roads; possible tornadoes

BRUNSWICK: Isaias battering county; 28,000 without power; trees blocking roads; possible tornadoes

Along with tonadoes, another big concern for Brunswick was storm surge, especially in low-lying areas near the ocean. BOLIVIA — Isaias regained strength late Monday and plowed into Brunswick County, making landfall at 11:10 p.m. as a fast-moving Category 1 hurricane, leaving thousands without power, trees blocking roads and multiple reports of tornadoes across the county. Isaias came ashore near Ocean Isle Beach with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. Brunswick Emergency Services was working…

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TRACK ISAIAS: Hurricane wind gusts pick up as storm makes landfall in Brunswick County

TRACK ISAIAS: Hurricane wind gusts pick up as storm makes landfall in Brunswick County

At the 11 p.m. National Weather Service update, Hurricane Isaias picked up speed As Hurricane Isaias hit landfall around Ocean Isle Beach, it also picked up more intensity. At the 11 p.m. update from the National Weather Service, the storm has maximum sustained winds near 85 mph and little change is expected before landfall. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles. A…

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BRUNSWICK UPDATES: 28,000 without power; trees blocking roads; possible tornadoes

BRUNSWICK UPDATES: 28,000 without power; trees blocking roads; possible tornadoes

Along with tonadoes, another big concern for Brunswick was storm surge, especially in low-lying areas near the ocean. BOLIVIA — Brunswick emergency officials said Monday night they had received reports of possible tornadoes touching down in several parts of the county as Hurricane Isaias continued to bear down on the Cape Fear Region. Emergency Services was working to confirm the reports and assess any injuries or damages, county officials said in a 10 p.m. news…

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TRACK ISAIAS: Hurricane wind gusts pick up as storm nears Brunswick landfall

TRACK ISAIAS: Hurricane wind gusts pick up as storm nears Brunswick landfall

8 p.m. update: The National Hurricane Center has issued several new warnings and watches for Brunswick and New Hanover counties Isaias has gained more strength as it rolls its way up the Carolinas, upgrading to Hurricane Isaias. “A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Folly Beach South Carolina to Cape Fear North Carolina,” according to the National Hurricane Center’s 8 p.m. dispatch. “A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for Cape Fear to Oregon…

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BRUNSWICK UPDATES: Possible tornadoes; 22,000 without power; Sunset Beach bridge closed

BRUNSWICK UPDATES: Possible tornadoes; 22,000 without power; Sunset Beach bridge closed

Along with tonadoes, another big concern for Brunswick was storm surge, especially in low-lying areas near the ocean. BOLIVIA — Brunswick emergency officials said Monday night they had received reports of possible tornadoes touching down in several parts of the county as Hurricane Isaias continued to bear down on the Cape Fear Region. Emergency Services was working to confirm the reports and assess any injuries or damages, county officials said in a 10 p.m. news…

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BRUNSWICK UPDATES: Possible tornadoes; nearly 17,000 without power; Sunset Beach bridge closed

BRUNSWICK UPDATES: Possible tornadoes; nearly 17,000 without power; Sunset Beach bridge closed

Along with tonadoes, another big concern for Brunswick was storm surge, especially in low-lying areas near the ocean. BOLIVIA — Brunswick emergency officials said Monday night they had received reports of possible tornadoes touching down in several parts of the county as Hurricane Isaias continued to bear down on the Cape Fear Region. Emergency Services was working to confirm the reports and assess any injuries or damages, county officials said in a 10 p.m. news…

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BRUNSWICK UPDATES: Possible tornadoes reported; 5,000 without power; Sunset Beach bridge closed

BRUNSWICK UPDATES: Possible tornadoes reported; 5,000 without power; Sunset Beach bridge closed

Along with tonadoes, another big concern for Brunswick was storm surge, especially in low-lying areas near the ocean. BOLIVIA — Brunswick emergency officials said Monday night they had received reports of possible tornadoes touching down in several parts of the county as Hurricane Isaias continued to bear down on the Cape Fear Region. Emergency Services was working to confirm the reports and assess any injuries or damages, county officials said in a 10 p.m. news…

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BRUNSWICK UPDATES: Tornado warnings expire for now as Isaias bears down; curfew in place until 6 a.m.

BRUNSWICK UPDATES: Tornado warnings expire for now as Isaias bears down; curfew in place until 6 a.m.

Southport, Belville, Boiling Spring Lakes also declare states of emergency Monday ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias People were milling around downtown Southport on Monday afternoon. Other than an overcast sky, the only indication that a potential hurricane in Tropical Storm Isaias was set to arrive later in the day was the occasional boarded-up business. Those shops that were open benefited from the foot traffic. John Davidson, who works at the Silver Coast Winery Tasting Room…

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Bento Box gives Jim Cantore a snack break during Hurricane Isaias coverage

Bento Box gives Jim Cantore a snack break during Hurricane Isaias coverage

Ken Blevins Monday Aug 3, 2020 at 9:00 PM Restaurant owner finds famous meterologist between live shots at Wrightsville Beach before Isaias makes landfall Lee Grossman, owner of the Bento Box in Wilmington, was kind enough to bring Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore and his crew a little snack while they were covering Hurricane Isaias at Wrightsville Beach late Monday afternoon. “I made him some of our signature rolls and went out and found him at the beach,” said Grossman,…

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BRUNSWICK UPDATES: Tornado warning in eastern county; rotation detected near Yaupon Beach

BRUNSWICK UPDATES: Tornado warning in eastern county; rotation detected near Yaupon Beach

Southport, Belville, Boiling Spring Lakes also declare states of emergency Monday ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias People were milling around downtown Southport on Monday afternoon. Other than an overcast sky, the only indication that a potential hurricane in Tropical Storm Isaias was set to arrive later in the day was the occasional boarded-up business. Those shops that were open benefited from the foot traffic. John Davidson, who works at the Silver Coast Winery Tasting Room…

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TRACK ISAIAS: Tropical storm likely to make landfall in Eastern North Carolina

TRACK ISAIAS: Tropical storm likely to make landfall in Eastern North Carolina

2 p.m. update: The National Hurricane Center forecasts the storm will make landfall in Eastern North Carolina Tropical Storm Isaias remains strong and stable as it churns up the East Coast Monday afternoon on its way to the Carolinas. As of 2 p.m., not much has changed with Isaias’ projected path or strength. The National Hurricane Center placed the storm 180 miles south-southwest of Myrtle Beach moving at a consistent 13 mph. The storm is…

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TRACK ISAIAS: Tropical storm winds expected in Cape Fear by 8 p.m. Monday

TRACK ISAIAS: Tropical storm winds expected in Cape Fear by 8 p.m. Monday

Hurricane conditions expected in Southeastern North Carolina Monday night As of 8 a.m. Monday, Tropical Storm Isaias was located about 100 east-southeast of Jacksonville, Florida, and about 250 miles south-southwest of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The storm was moving at 13 mph and other rain bands were already moving into the Cape Fear region. Rain and thunderstorms were reported throughout Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties. Maximum sustained winds were at 70 mph, but some…

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Brunswick County opens 2 hurricane shelters

Brunswick County opens 2 hurricane shelters

The shelters opened at noon in preparation for the arrival of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaias, but capacity is very limited Brunswick County opened its two primary hurricane shelters Monday as Southeastern N.C. awaited the arrival of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaias. The shelters are at Cedar Grove Middle School, 750 Grove Trail SW in Supply, and Town Creek Middle School, 6370 Lake Park Drive SE in Winnabow. Because shelter capacity has been severely diminished due to social distancing…

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Isaias near hurricane strength as it crawls toward Carolinas

Isaias near hurricane strength as it crawls toward Carolinas

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter MYRTLE BEACH, SC (AP) — Isaias is forecast to return to hurricane strength early as it approaches the Carolinas, where residents are being warned to brace for flooding rains and storm surge. Isaias remained a tropical storm with winds of 70 mph on Monday morning, where the storm remained more than 200 miles south-southwest of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. – Advertisement – Conditions in Myrtle Beach were overcast but…

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TRACKING ISAIAS: Tropical storm winds expected in Cape Fear by 8 p.m. Monday

TRACKING ISAIAS: Tropical storm winds expected in Cape Fear by 8 p.m. Monday

Hurricane conditions expected in Southeastern North Carolina Monday night As of 8 a.m. Monday, Tropical Storm Isaias was located about 100 east-southeast of Jacksonville, Florida, and about 250 miles south-southwest of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The storm was moving at 13 mph and other rain bands were already moving into the Cape Fear region. Rain and thunderstorms were reported throughout Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties. Maximum sustained winds were at 70 mph, but some…

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