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