Isaias brings much water, scattered damage

Flooding is continuing throughout some areas of the county, leading to blocked roads like Red Bug at Hallsboro.
Flooding is continuing throughout some areas of the county, leading to blocked roads like Red Bug at Hallsboro.

Power outages are continuing across Columbus in the wake of Hurricane Isaias, which came ashore in Brunswick County around midnight.

Flooding is continuing throughout some areas of the county, leading to blocked roads like Red Bug at Hallsboro.
Flooding is continuing throughout some areas of the county, leading to blocked roads like Red Bug at Hallsboro.

Torrential rains were reported throughout the county, which saw three active tornado warnings at one point. Numerous trees were damaged, including several on homes in the Tabor City area as well as Hallsboro, Pireway, Old Dock and Nakina.

A Whiteville fire crew was dispatched to Ocean Isle to assist firefighters there with six structure fires as the hurricane came ashore. Other than that, Fire Marshall Hal Lowder said there was virtually no damage I. the city, aside from some typical neighborhood flooding.
“I think we lost one tree that was going to come down anyway,” he said.

Duke Progress Energy, Brunswick EMC, Mastec and Asplundh crews are working to restore power across the county. This team was evaluating a downed tree near Hallsboro.

Lake Waccamaw Mayor Daniel Hilburn said that aside from a few small problems, that town was spared much damage. It was not, he said, a repeat of Hurricane Florence, which brought millions in damages.
“We woke up to a beautiful sunrise and the lake was perfectly flat and beautiful,” Hilburn said, “It’s a great day at Lake Waccamaw, but our prayers are with the folks who have not been so blessed.”
Officials are advising that water is still covering the roads in some areas, and moderate flooding could occur through at least Thursday as runoff makes its way downstream. Share your storm stories, photos and videos with us on our facebook page or by emailing news@CCN2020.com.

We will have continuing coverage throughout the day.

About Jefferson Weaver 1879 Articles
Jefferson Weaver is the Managing Editor of Columbus County News and he can be reached at (910) 914-6056, (910) 632-4965, or by email at jeffersonweaver@ColumbusCountyNews.com.