(WFXR) — Tropical Storm Isaias is impacting regions of Virginia and North Carolina. As of 6 a.m., Isaias had 70mph winds and was moving NE at 28 mph. Gradual weakening is expected over the next 24 hours.
The Bertie County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina reports one fatality after a tornado hit a mobile home park outside Windsor. Governor Roy Cooper also confirmed this during an interview with Good Morning America on Tuesday. The sheriff’s office is currently searching for three to four missing people.
Tornadoes formed from Isaias swept through Suffolk, resulting in lots of damage to the area.
Several buildings in Suffolk are damaged, including a furniture store downtown.
In Norfolk, the First Baptist Church on W. 38th Street was heavily damaged this morning. Most of the front of the building collapsed.
Southampton also saw lots of damage:
A large tree also fell onto the road in Portsmouth, blocking part of eastbound I-264 by Victory Boulevard.
Photos in Whitestone, Va. show major damage to homes.
In Southwest Virginia, damage reports came in Monday night, as rain continues through Tuesday morning.
|Time of event||Location||Damage description|
|1:31 p.m.||2 miles ESE of Axton, Pittsylvania Co.||Tree down on Plantation Dr.|
|1:40 p.m.||2 miles ESE Horse Pasture, Henry Co.||Tree down at Soapstone Rd. & Chestnut Knob Rd.|
|1:14 p.m.||4 miles WNW Halifax, Halifax Co.||Tree down at Swain and Chatham Rd.|
|3:05 p.m.||3 miles SSW Falconerville, Amherst Co.||Unknown amount of water flowing over South Amherst Hwy. in Madison Heights|
The following localities issued a state of emergency early Tuesday morning:
- Camden County, N.C.
- Elizabeth City, N.C.
- Pasquotank County, N.C.
- Kitty Hawk, N.C.
- Suffolk, Virginia
- Virginia Beach, Virginia
- Portsmouth, Virginia
- James City County, Virginia
- York County, Virginia
Images at Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina shows multiple buildings on fire from Monday night after Isaias made landfall (Photos courtesy of Horry County Fire and Rescue).
Video in Oak Island, N.C. shows crews fighting the fires.
Video also shows heavy flooding in Garden City, S.C.
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