BEAUFORT= — Damage caused by Hurricane Bonnie, as reported by state and local emergency management officials:
Intermittent rain since midday. One confirmed tornado in an unpopulated wooded area. 790 people in shelters as of midnight. No major structural damage as of midnight. No reports of injuries. U.S. 17 closed. BRUNSWICK=-- Extensive flooding, fallen trees and blocked roadways. Bridges to island communities closed. Roof ripped off Columbia-Brunswick Hospital in Supply, about 30 evacuated. At least five homes with significant damage in Calabash. Roof blown off a bank in Sunset Beach. No reports of injuries. 100 people in shelters as of 8 a.m. N.C. 133, N.C. 211 and N.C. 17 closed. CAMDEN=-- Some power outages. CARTERET=-- Winds gusting up to 65 mph. Heavy rain about 8 a.m. in Morehead City. 150-foot section of the Iron Steamer Pier ripped away. The Indian Beach Pier lost a 100-foot section. Minor flooding. Electrical lines down and widespread power outages. The National Weather Service reported that several homes in Emerald Isle were extensively damaged by the wave action. No reports of injuries. U.S. 70 closed. CRAVEN=-- Home in New Bern blown off foundation by tornado spawned by Bonnie. At least eight other homes in the same subdivision suffered significant wind damage. Home destroyed by fire during storm, cause unknown. 770 people at four shelters as of 8 a.m. Widespread power outages. No reports of injuries. Several flooded roadways but none closed. DARE=-- 45 mph winds on Hatteras Island. Steady, windblown rain falling at 10 a.m. No significant overwashes as of 9 a.m. No reports of injuries. No structural damage as of 10 a.m. Roads and bridges remain open. N.C. 12 closed. HYDE=-- Some power outages. No reports of injuries. U.S. 264 closed. LENOIR=-- Trees down. Some power outages. All roads open. No reports of injuries. About 370 people at shelters as of 9:30 a.m. Five homes, volunteer fire department building damaged by suspected tornado near Pink Hill. Blocks of stone facing blown off Lenoir County Courthouse. NEW HANOVER=-- Gusts about 25 mph as of 9 a.m. with diminished rain and clouds breaking. Light flooding and some downed trees throughout the county. Most roads passable as of 9 a.m. Visitors prohibited from returning to barrier islands. Minor damage to beach homes along Wrightsville Beach, with flood waters 18 inches deep standing in some homes and businesses. Section of windows blown in at New Hanover High School. Cable antenna tower blown over in Seabreeze. Siding and shingles ripped off beach houses at Kure Beach. No reports of injuries. Less than 500 at three shelters. ONSLOW=-- Steady rain. Road flooding. No reports of injuries. Roofs blown off buildings in Holly Ridge. Trees down. N.C. 111, N.C. 258 and U.S. 17 closed. PAMLICO=-- Roads flooded. Trees down. No major structural damage reported as of 10 a.m. No reports of injuries. About 375 people in shelter as of 10 a.m. 85 percent of county without power Two suspected tornadoes touched down in wooded areas, felling trees. Heavy flooding along creeks, rivers and sound. All roads are open. PASQUOTANK=-- Steady winds between 25 and 40 mph at 11 a.m. Some flooding near causeway bridge and Pasquotank River, some smaller roads. About 100 people in shelter. PENDER=-- Trees downed on roadways by strong winds. No reports of injuries. About 130 people in two shelters. Minor structural damage at Topsail Beach. Minor structural damage, some dune damage in Surf City. Surf City residents may return after 7 a.m. Friday. PITT=-- Gusts reported up to 50 mph. State of emergency called for county. About 800 people in five shelters as of 10 p.m. About 50 people evacuated from Hopkins Park subdivision in Greenville because of flooding. Several roads flooded and closed but all of them are secondary roads. No reports of injuries. Portions of county received up to 12 inches of rain from storm. TYRRELL=-- Tornadoes confirmed in town of Gum Neck and on N.C. 94. Several storage buildings destroyed and two houses damaged by tornadoes. Less than 100 people without electricity. All roads still open. No reports of injuries. The county has no shelters and about 3,700 residents remain in their homes. WASHINGTON=-- About 3 inches of rain has fallen. No significant structural damage as of 10:30 a.m. Tornado touched down and damaged house in Wenona community. No reports of injuries. 77 people in shelter at Pines Elementary School as of 10:30 a.m. WILSON=-- No reports of injuries. No significant structural damage as of 10 a.m. Minor flooding on roads. 4 to 6 inches of rain reported since Wednesday afternoon.
Flood warning for Beaufort, Craven, Jones, Duplin, Pamlico, Onslow and Pitt counties until 5:30 p.m., the National Weather Service reported. Rainfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches with local amounts of over 10 inches fell across a large part of eastern North Carolina overnight. Continuing heavy rain was expected mainly east of New Bern.