An early morning hurricane hit coastal North Carolina on Tuesday, causing damage to homes and power outages, according to previous reports.
People have reportedly been trapped in their homes in Ocean Ridge Plantation, a beachfront community less than an hour away from Wilmington, North Carolina, according to the National Weather Service, citing the county’s emergency services.
A hurricane warning was issued around 11:45 pm on Monday in Western Brunswick until 12:15 am
A reporter covering the damage posted overnight videos of the grave destruction; Trees and debris littered the road and homes were completely destroyed by the tornado.
There was no information by 4:30 a.m. on the possible deaths or injuries caused by the tornado.
About 15,000 residents They were without electricity As of 4:30 am Tuesday in Brunswick.
Wilmington Fire Department tweeted that it had asked state emergency services to help find other people missing after the tornado struck the area.
The Leland Fire Department posted on Facebook, “Our units are responding as mutual aid to Ocean Isle Beach to assist with the ongoing rescue operations after the hurricane. Please stay home and stay away from the area.”