Tropical Storm Isaias Photos Reveal Widespread Damage, Flooding in Carolinas

The Carolinas suffered damage and flooding when Tropical Storm Isaias hit the states on Monday. Though Isaias later weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm, the Carolinas faced heavy rainfall and strong winds yesterday.

Coastal areas on the border between North Carolina and South Carolina have reported damage and flooding. Multiple houses have caught on fire in the Ocean Isle Beach area in North Carolina, while coastal towns in South Carolina faced flooding.

Tropical Storm Isaias is moving northward through the east coast. Forecasters warn that more flash and urban flooding is possible, and could be significant in the eastern Carolinas. Widespread minor to moderate river flooding is also possible across the Carolinas.

Photos taken in South Carolina last night reveal the floodwaters on Ocean Blvd. in Myrtle Beach and show people walked through the flooded street.

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North Carolina also suffered damage to buildings, especially in Southport and the surrounding coastal areas, including Ocean Isle Beach.

Journalist Kendall McGee shared a photo of the damage to a monument outside the Southport Baptist Church, as well as a photo of the damage to a building in Oak Island.

McGee said: "Floodwaters have receded some but there's plenty of damage to homes and debris scattered around. Sheriff confirms the people inside this house are safe. You can smell propane."

Damage to monument outside Southport Baptist Church pic.twitter.com/eQ43jS95WD

— Kendall McGee (@Kendall_T_McGee) August 4, 2020

Oak Island damage: Floodwaters have receded some but there’s plenty of damage to homes and debris scattered around. Sheriff confirms the people inside this house are safe. You can smell propane pic.twitter.com/MO5riZrWxI

— Kendall McGee (@Kendall_T_McGee) August 4, 2020

Journalist John Smist shared a photo of the damage to a building in downtown Southport, which appeared to show bricks on the ground.

.@wectnews damage in downtown Southport pic.twitter.com/x5kpQtmqMD

— John Smist (@JohnSmistWECT) August 4, 2020

PM Breaking News shared a video taken in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, that appeared to show houses on fire.

Breaking: Multiple homes are on fire in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, as Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in the area. pic.twitter.com/MecCyzg5eT

— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) August 4, 2020

Horry Fire Rescue confirmed that there multiple structures on fire in the Ocean Isle Beach area and shared photos of houses on fire.

At approximately 11:40 p.m., there were reports of multiple structure fires in the area of Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina.

Horry County Fire Rescue is providing multiple units to help in response.#HCFR pic.twitter.com/L6cqjO6j9T

— Horry SC Fire Rescue (@hcfirerescue) August 4, 2020

Meteorologist Kat Campbell shared another photo of a house on fire in the Ocean Isle Beach area.

Scott Jackson sent in this photo of the fires on Ocean Isle beach near where Hurricane Isaias made landfall. Live team coverage on WRAL News continues overnight. pic.twitter.com/wLEHsET57x

— WRAL Kat Campbell (@katcampbellwx) August 4, 2020

The Brunswick Sheriff Office shared multiple photos of downed trees, with some having fallen on powerlines. The sheriff reported downed trees on Longwood Road, Funston Road, Sellers Road, Old Ocean Hwy, Seaside Road and Crabapple, among other locations.

TRAFFIC ALERT:: Longwood Rd just before Hugh Smith completely blocked::Tree on powerline. pic.twitter.com/Vny7BEEReg

— Brunswick Sheriff (@Brunscosheriff) August 4, 2020

Jay Dobensky shared photos of floods in Oak Island and said: "My friend's sister-in-law's car floated out and beaten up [between] the supports and debris. Hopefully the hybrid isn't flooded, still too risky to inspect. Daylight will surely tell a lot!"

#BREAKINGNEWS Time lapse of #surge with #hurricane #isaiah in #oakisland #NC as it made #landfall My friend's sister-in-laws car floated out and beaten up btwn the supports & debris. Hopefully the hybrid isn't flooded, still too risky to inspect. Daylight will surely tell a lot! pic.twitter.com/i9oMyUABDN

— Jay Dobensky (@JayDobensky) August 4, 2020