While we still have power out in some areas of North Topsail Beach, we generally fared much better than many coastal communities, particularly those in Brunswick County. Flooding appears to have been minor, with some overwash from the ocean. Efforts to protect the Town Park from salt water damage were successful, and it doesn’t appear that the park suffered any storm damage.
Some small quantities of debris, largely pieces of siding and the occasional roof shingle, are visible around town, and a preliminary damage assessment is underway. At least two campers at Surf City Campground were flipped on their sides by wind, though no injuries were reported. After the bridges were closed the North Topsail Beach Fire Department was called upon to assist Surf City with a working residential fire.
Jones Onslow has over 30 crews, some from out of state, working to restore power. Hopefully North Topsail will be back to normal shortly.