Damage in Brunswick County from Tropical Storm Hanna appeared minor at daybreak on Saturday as area town and power officials began to assess the situation.
Town officals from Ocean Isle Beach have reported that there has been no sign of significant damage to structures along the beach other than some minor flooding.
It was estimated that about 25,000 homes lost power in the middle of the night however the majority of households had their power restored before daybreak.
The National Weather Service in Wilmington reported that Hanna’s eyewall made landfall in the Little River / Calabash area between 3 a.m. and 3:30 a.m..
Gusts at Kure Beach in New Hanover County, just across the Cape Fear River from Brunswick County, were recorded at 77 mph.
That’s 2 miles per hour above hurricane strength!