The greater Fayetteville region appears to have dodged a major bullet, as Hurricane Isaias hit North Carolina late Monday evening. And while there is some power out in the region, and much more destruction further East, the impacts here appear to be minimal.
North Carolina Emergency Management reports that there are 369,978 power outages around the states as of 8 a.m. As seen in the Tweet below, the majority are along the coast. There are reports of some power outages around Fayetteville still. Please stay safe. Remember if you see a traffic light out, it becomes a 4-way stop sign, NOT an automatic anybody can go sign.
The National Hurricane Center said Hurricane Isaias made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach at about 11:10 p.m. Monday night, with sustained winds around 85 mph. The storm then maintained much of its strength inland and dumped large amounts of rain, before moving north into Virginia.
Cumberland County officials said they closed the Emergency Operations Center here around 3:30 a.m.
“The rain and wind moved out of the county with very little damage,” said Emergency Services Director Gene Booth. There were scattered downed trees in the county, and power outages were reported in the Stedman area and along parts of Bragg Blvd. and Cliffdale Road. A house on McDonald Road was struck by lightning. There were no reports of flooding.
At Oak Island, footage from WXChasing appears to show at least extensive amounts of sand washed throughout the beach-front streets, and several cars toppled over.