DAMAGE VIDEO: CBN News' Erik Rosales Reports from the Eye of the Storm in Wilmington
- We're just about 20miles outside of Wilmington
and we are literally inthe eye of the storm.
It came on shore at around7:00 Friday morning.
But you can see debrisis here in the roadway
and a number of trees are down
as we're making our way out to Wilmington.
We just made it to Wilmington
where the damage is extensive.
You can see that this gas station
was no match for the strong winds
and power lines are down in the area.
We're already hearingthe sounds of chainsaws
as crews are quickly tryingto clear away the debris
as the storm stillmakes its way onto land.
- This morning afterlandfall of the hurricane
near the eye the windspicked up really bad
and then the rest of the tree went.
- [Erik] Knocked a hole in your roof.
- It knocked the chimneyoff the second floor
onto the first floor.
And put a hole in the roof.
- [Erik] Wow. Thankfully youhad crews out here quick, huh.
- Yes. They knocked on my door.
And I said go to work.
- We made it over to WrightsvilleBeach, North Carolina.
This is the marina here
and you can see that thewater continues to rise.
We're not out of the woodsjust yet with this storm.
- We're still gonna have another high tide
at midnight tonight and that's our concern
is how much tidal floodingwe will get from that.
The winds will be less,
so we don't feel that it's gonna be
as impacted as much asit did at noon high tide.
But that's our primary concern.
- As the wind continues to howl,
local authorities have accessto Wrightsville Beach closed.
This is Erick Rosales for CBN News.