Down East Carteret County recovering after damage from storm Tuesday

Down East Carteret County recovering after damage from storm Tuesday

The National Weather Service said a 102 mph wind gust registered at an offshore buoy near Harker’s Island just before word of damage started to come in.

CARTERET COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A community in the east is starting its recovery efforts after severe weather Tuesday caused damage.

Tuesday was a First Alert Weather Day as heavy rain, severe thunderstorms, and gusty winds pushed through Eastern Carolina.

WITN’s Amarachi Uche arrived at Harkers Island Wednesday morning to look at recovery efforts. She says the area is busy with crews working on down powerlines, assessing damage, and trees down.

The county spokesman, Nick Wilson, says authorities reported a minor injury and that one family has been displaced by the storm.

Wilson also says crews are working to get power restored. As of 9:55 a.m., 965 outages are being reported by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

Harker's Island begins recovery effort after FAWD Tuesday

Harker’s Island begins recovery effort after FAWD Tuesday

A boat storage building at the Harkers Island Fishing Center appears to have suffered damage.

Carteret County authorities say they responded to multiple reports of property damage across the island, Smyrna, and Atlantic last night.

The National Weather Service said a 102 mph wind gust registered at an offshore buoy near Harker’s Island just before word of damage started to come in.

A tornado warning was issued for the county just after 9 p.m. last night.

Officials with the National Weather Service say they are sifting through radar data and damage reports this morning with the intent to release a survey plan at 9 a.m.

Wilson says residents who have suffered property damage are encouraged to contact the Carteret County Emergency Services Office at (252) 222-5841.

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