NC reporting more than 65,000 power outages across NC after Hurricane Isaias makes landfall

NC reporting more than 65,000 power outages across NC after Hurricane Isaias makes landfall

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The state is reporting more than 65,000 power outages across North Carolina at around Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. as Hurricane Isaias made landfall hours prior. Isaias made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach around 11 p.m. as a Category 1 storm. The bulk of the outages were in the southeast portion of the state in New Hanover County. New Hanover had 73,526 outages as of 10 a.m. Brunswick County had more than…

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Tornado spawned by Isaias kills two, obliterates Bertie County neighborhood

Tornado spawned by Isaias kills two, obliterates Bertie County neighborhood

By Adam Owens, Leslie Moreno and Keely Arthur, WRAL reporters Windsor, N.C. — Two people were killed after a tornado hit a neighborhood in Bertie County early Tuesday. Sheriff John Holley said the damage from the tornado, which was spawned by Tropical Storm Isaias, was the worst he’s seen in the 38 years he has worked at the Bertie County Sheriff’s Office. “It’s bad,” Holley told WRAL News. “It doesn’t look real. It looks like…

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NC reporting more than 88,000 power outages across NC after Hurricane Isaias makes landfall

NC reporting more than 88,000 power outages across NC after Hurricane Isaias makes landfall

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The state is reporting more than 88,000 power outages across North Carolina at around Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. as Hurricane Isaias made landfall hours prior. Isaias made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach around 11 p.m. as a Category 1 storm. The bulk of the outages were in the southeast portion of the state in New Hanover County. New Hanover had 73,526 outages as of 10 a.m. Brunswick County had more than…

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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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NC reporting more than 119,000 power outages across NC after Hurricane Isaias makes landfall

NC reporting more than 119,000 power outages across NC after Hurricane Isaias makes landfall

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The state is reporting more than 119,000 power outages across North Carolina at around Tuesday at 6:20 p.m. as Hurricane Isaias made landfall hours prior. Isaias made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach around 11 p.m. as a Category 1 storm. The bulk of the outages were in the southeast portion of the state in New Hanover County. New Hanover had 73,526 outages as of 10 a.m. Brunswick County had more than…

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Tornado spawned by Isaias kills two, obliterates Bertie neighborhood

Tornado spawned by Isaias kills two, obliterates Bertie neighborhood

By Adam Owens, WRAL anchor/reporter, & Leslie Moreno, WRAL reporter Windsor, N.C. — Two people were killed after a tornado hit a neighborhood in Bertie County early Tuesday. Sheriff John Holley said the damage from the tornado, which was spawned by Tropical Storm Isaias, was the worst he’s seen in the 38 years he has worked at the Bertie County Sheriff’s Office. “It’s bad,” Holley told WRAL News. “It doesn’t look real. It looks like…

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NC reporting more than 168,000 power outages across NC after Hurricane Isaias makes landfall

NC reporting more than 168,000 power outages across NC after Hurricane Isaias makes landfall

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The state reported more than 168,000 power outages across North Carolina at around Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. as Hurricane Isaias made landfall hours prior. Isaias made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach around 11 p.m. as a Category 1 storm. The bulk of the outages were in the southeast portion of the state in New Hanover County. New Hanover had 73,526 outages as of 10 a.m. Brunswick County had more than 39,000…

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President Trump pledges recovery help following Hurricane Isaias, Gov. Roy Cooper says

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Isaias made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at Ocean Isle Beach in Brunswick County, North Carolina, at 11:10 p.m. Monday. By 6 a.m. Tuesday, the storm had moved into Virginia, having been in North Carolina for just under 7 hours.In a 1 p.m. update, Isaias was close to Philadelphia and about 80 miles west-southwest of New York City. As of 11 a.m., the storm is moving north at 35 miles…

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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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NC cities get 'dry run' in preparing for hurricane during a pandemic

NC cities get 'dry run' in preparing for hurricane during a pandemic

By Rosalia Fodera, Gilbert Baez, Joe Fisher, Cullen Browder, WRAL reporters Hurricane Season doesn’t typically kick into high gear until September. August 3 and 4 is very early for a hurricane to hit North Carolina – meaning our Hurricane Season has likely just barely begun. For many North Carolina communities who were not as heavily impacted by Hurricane Isaias, the storm provided an opportunity to practice a “dry run” on how to prepare for a…

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2 people dead after tornado touches down in Bertie County

2 people dead after tornado touches down in Bertie County

At least two people have died after a tornado touched down in Bertie County as Hurricane Isaias was passing through North Carolina overnight. On Good Morning America on Tuesday morning, Gov. Roy Cooper said many people were injured after a tornado hit a mobile home park, and search and rescue crews were actively looking for missing people. County officials said they believed a tornado touched down in the Morning Road area of Windsor. Bertie County…

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NC reporting more than 224,000 power outages across NC after Hurricane Isaias makes landfall

NC reporting more than 224,000 power outages across NC after Hurricane Isaias makes landfall

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The state reported more than 224,000 power outages across North Carolina at around Tuesday at 2 p.m. as Hurricane Isaias made landfall hours prior. Isaias made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach around 11 p.m. as a Category 1 storm. The bulk of the outages were in the southeast portion of the state in New Hanover County. New Hanover had 73,526 outages as of 10 a.m. Brunswick County had more than 39,000…

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'It's bad': Sheriff says 2 killed, others missing after North Carolina tornado

'It's bad': Sheriff says 2 killed, others missing after North Carolina tornado

At least two people died and several others are missing after a tornado destroyed a neighborhood in Bertie County, North Carolina Tuesday morning. WINDSOR, N.C. — Bertie County Manager Scott Sauer confirmed that at least two people have died in a tornado Tuesday morning, after Tropical Storm Isaias brought strong winds to the area. Both Gov. Roy Cooper and Sauer did not share any details about the victims’ identity. Officials were still searching for three…

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Tropical Storm Isaias damage across the state

Tropical Storm Isaias damage across the state

9 Images Blast flattens part of Beirut 8 Images Images: Hurricane Isaias rainfall totals, wind speeds across North Carolina 45 Images Storm damage in Bertie County neighborhood 14 Images Images: T-minus 7 hours before expected hurricane makes landfall, families enjoy Myrtle Beach 59 Images Photos: Hurricane Isaias damage across North Carolina 52 Images Your weather photos: Sunsets, rainbows, comets and more 16 Images Confederate statues removed from downtown Raleigh 85 Images Your pics: Saharan dust…

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At least 2 people dead, 2 children missing after tornado touches down in Bertie County

At least 2 people dead, 2 children missing after tornado touches down in Bertie County

At least two people have died after a tornado touched down in Bertie County as Hurricane Isaias was passing through North Carolina overnight. On Good Morning America on Tuesday morning, Gov. Roy Cooper said many people were injured after a tornado hit a mobile home park, and search and rescue crews were actively looking for several missing people. County officials also confirmed that a tornado touched down in the Morning Road area of Windsor. Bertie…

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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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Tornado spawned by Isaias kills two, destroys 10 homes in Bertie neighborhood

Tornado spawned by Isaias kills two, destroys 10 homes in Bertie neighborhood

By Adam Owens, WRAL anchor/reporter Windsor, N.C. — Two people were killed dead and two children remain unaccounted for after a tornado hit a neighborhood in Bertie County early Tuesday. Sheriff John Holley said the damage is the worst he’s seen in the 38 years he has worked at the Bertie County Sheriff’s Office. “It’s bad,” Holley told WRAL News. “It doesn’t look real. It looks like something on TV. Nothing is there.” Holley said…

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'It's bad': Bertie sheriff says tornado kills two, destroys 10 homes

'It's bad': Bertie sheriff says tornado kills two, destroys 10 homes

By Adam Owens, WRAL anchor/reporter Windsor, N.C. — Two people are dead and two children are unaccounted for after a tornado hit a neighborhood in Bertie County early Tuesday. Sheriff John Holley said the damage is the worst he’s seen in the 38 years he has worked at the Bertie County Sheriff’s Office. “It’s bad,” Holley told WRAL News. “It doesn’t look real. It looks like something on TV. Nothing is there.” Holley said he…

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At least 2 people dead, 3 missing after tornado touches down in Bertie County

At least 2 people dead, 3 missing after tornado touches down in Bertie County

At least two people have died after a tornado touched down in Bertie County as Hurricane Isaias was passing through North Carolina overnight. On Good Morning America on Tuesday morning, Gov. Roy Cooper said many people were injured after a tornado hit a mobile home park, and search and rescue crews were actively looking for several missing people. County officials also confirmed that a tornado touched down in the Morning Road area of Windsor. Bertie…

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'It's bad': Bertie sheriff says tornado kills one, destroys 10 homes

'It's bad': Bertie sheriff says tornado kills one, destroys 10 homes

By Adam Owens, WRAL anchor/reporter Windsor, N.C. — One person is dead and several are missing after a tornado hit a neighborhood in Bertie County early Tuesday. Sheriff John Holley said the damage is the worst he’s seen in the 38 years he has worked at the Bertie County Sheriff’s Office. “It’s bad,” Holley told WRAL News. “It doesn’t look real. It looks like something on TV. Nothing is there.” Holley said he got a…

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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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NC reporting more than 300,000 power outages across NC after Hurricane Isaias makes landfall

NC reporting more than 300,000 power outages across NC after Hurricane Isaias makes landfall

The state reported more than 300,000 power outages across North Carolina at around Tuesday at 10 a.m. as Hurricane Isaias made landfall hours prior. Isaias made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach around 11 p.m. as a Category 1 storm. The bulk of the outages were in the southeast portion of the state in New Hanover County. New Hanover had 73,526 outages as of 10 a.m. Brunswick County had more than 39,000 outages at 10 a.m….

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At least 1 person dead, 3 missing after tornado touches down in Bertie County

At least 1 person dead, 3 missing after tornado touches down in Bertie County

At least one person has died after a tornado touched down in Bertie County as Hurricane Isaias was passing through North Carolina overnight. “Up in the northeastern part of the state in Bertie County, we know we have at least one fatality, a number of people injured as a tornado hit a mobile home park,” Governor Roy Cooper said on Good Morning America Tuesday morning. “We have search and rescue crews there.” County officials also…

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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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'It's bad': Sheriff says 1 killed, 10 homes destroyed in North Carolina tornado

'It's bad': Sheriff says 1 killed, 10 homes destroyed in North Carolina tornado

WINDSOR, N.C. — One person is dead and several are missing after a tornado hit a neighborhood in Bertie County early Tuesday morning. Sheriff John Hadley said he hasn’t seen anything this bad in the 38 years he has worked at the Bertie County Sheriff’s Office. “It’s bad,” Hadley told WRAL News at the scene. “It doesn’t look real, it looks like something on TV. Nothing is there.” Hadley said he got a call around…

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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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'It's bad': Sheriff says person killed, 10 homes destroyed in Bertie County tornado

'It's bad': Sheriff says person killed, 10 homes destroyed in Bertie County tornado

By Adam Owens, WRAL anchor/reporter Windsor, N.C. — One person is dead and several are missing after a tornado hit a neighborhood in Bertie County early Tuesday morning. Sheriff John Hadley said he hasn’t seen anything this bad in the 38 years he has worked at the Bertie County Sheriff’s Office. “It’s bad,” Hadley told WRAL News at the scene. “It doesn’t look real, it looks like something on TV. Nothing is there.” Hadley said…

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NC reporting more than 360,000 power outages across NC after Hurricane Isaias makes landfall

NC reporting more than 360,000 power outages across NC after Hurricane Isaias makes landfall

The state reported more than 360,000 power outages across North Carolina at around Tuesday at 8 a.m. as Hurricane Isaias made landfall hours prior. Isaias made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach around 11 p.m. as a Category 1 storm. The bulk of the outages were in the southeast portion of the state in New Hanover County. New Hanover had 86,513 outages as of 8 a.m. Brunswick County had more than 52,000 outages at 8 a.m….

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Reports: Homes destroyed, people injured after tornado touched down in Bertie County

Reports: Homes destroyed, people injured after tornado touched down in Bertie County

By Adam Owens, WRAL anchor/reporter Windsor, N.C. — The sun is out, and officials are getting a better idea of the severe damage and possible injuries winds from Hurricane Isaias brought to Bertie County. Officials believe a tornado touched down in the town of Windsor on Morning Road. Residents in the area told WRAL News that between 15 and 20 mobile homes were hit by the tornado. They also believe people were badly injured. The…

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Tropical Storm Isaias exits North Carolina 7 hours after making landfall as Cat 1 hurricane

Tropical Storm Isaias exits North Carolina 7 hours after making landfall as Cat 1 hurricane

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Category 1 Hurricane Isaias made landfall at a Category One storm at Ocean Isle Beach in Brunswick County, North Carolina, at 11:10 p.m. Monday. By 6 a.m. Tuesday, the storm had moved into Virginia. The latest official update from the National Hurricane Center still had Isaias over Halifax, North Carolina, but that’s just because that update happened at 5 a.m. ABC11 Meteorologist Don “Big Weather” Schwenneker said with the storm moving…

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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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Latest: Isaias weakens to a tropical storm, center is over Wilson County

Latest: Isaias weakens to a tropical storm, center is over Wilson County

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Get the latest updates on Hurricane Isaias, which is moving north up North Carolina Tuesday morning, bringing heavy rains and strong winds from Raleigh eastward. Things to know: Isaias made landfall as a Cat. 1 hurricane at 11:10 p.m. near Ocean Isle Beach. It was downgraded to a tropical storm at 4 a.m. Isaias is expected to move out of North Carolina by 7 or 8 a.m., when weather conditions…

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Isaias speeding up, moving out of North Carolina after being downgraded to tropical storm

Isaias speeding up, moving out of North Carolina after being downgraded to tropical storm

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Category 1 Hurricane Isaias made landfall at a Category One storm at Ocean Isle Beach in Brunswick County, North Carolina, at 11:10 p.m. Monday. Isaias brought dangerous wind, heavy rain and storm surge to different areas from the coast all the way into central North Carolina. The good news about the storm is that it is moving very quickly. As of 5 a.m., Isaias was traveling at 26 miles per hour,…

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Homes catch fire in Brunswick County after Hurricane Isaias makes landfall, several rescued

Homes catch fire in Brunswick County after Hurricane Isaias makes landfall, several rescued

OAK ISLAND, N.C. (WTVD) — Hurricane Isaias was an eventful storm in Brunswick County, where huge fires broke out and at least several people and a pet were rescued. Crews are currently on scene in Ocean Isle Beach after reports of multiple house fires. The cause of the fires are unknown but the mayor said no one was inside the homes. It’s not known what caused the fires. The beach was closed to traffic as…

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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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NC reporting more than 290,000 power outages across NC after Hurricane Isaias makes landfall

NC reporting more than 290,000 power outages across NC after Hurricane Isaias makes landfall

The state reported more than 290,000 power outages across North Carolina at around 3 a.m. as Hurricane Isaias made landfall hours prior. Isaias made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach around 11 p.m. as a Category 1 storm. The bulk of the outages were in the southeast corridor of the state in New Hanover County. New Hanover had 92,260 outages as of 2 a.m. Brunswick County had more than 92,000 outages at 3 a.m. Around 6,000…

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Images: Hurricane Isaias rainfall totals, wind speeds across North Carolina

Images: Hurricane Isaias rainfall totals, wind speeds across North Carolina

14 Images Images: T-minus 7 hours before expected hurricane makes landfall, families enjoy Myrtle Beach 26 Images Images: Hurricane Isaias rainfall totals, wind speeds across North Carolina 28 Images Storm photos: Rain bands form ominous clouds over North Carolina 52 Images Your weather photos: Sunsets, rainbows, comets and more 16 Images Confederate statues removed from downtown Raleigh 85 Images Your pics: Saharan dust cloud brings beautiful skies to NC 11 Images NC coronavirus stats and…

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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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Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in North Carolina

Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in North Carolina

Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings are up for eastern North and South Carolina as Hurricane Isaias moves into the Carolinas. Hurricane Isaias made official landfall in North Carolina at Ocean Isle Beach at 11:10 p.m. with maximum sustained winds at 85 mph. Isaías has strengthened and was once again named a hurricane Monday night.  Isaias was once again named a hurricane Monday night after re-strengthening. Previously, Isaias had been struggling to remain organized as wind…

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