Oak Island visitors ordered to leave after devastation, fires, flooding from Isaias

North Carolina news

OAK ISLAND, N.C. (WNCN) — All Oak Island visitors are being asked to evacuate the town in the aftermath of Isaias, according to the town’s mayor.

In the mandatory evacuation order, visitors and residents are told to leave by noon Wednesday.

The order to leave is for all areas west of Southeast 40th Street on Beach Drive, Dolphin Drive and Pelican Drive and the side streets connecting to them, an order from the mayor said.

One home caught fire and was nearly burned to the ground near Southeast 55th Street and East Pelican Drive on Oak Island, according to video. Four cars also burned during the massive house fire on Oak Island.

Flooding was also seen on Oak Island with several cars — including a red Jeep — drifting away as the hurricane hit.

On nearby Ocean Isle Beach, four house fires were reported on Driftwood Drive and another on East 4th Street

At least two people are dead in North Carolina and several others were injured following Hurricane Isaias.

Isaias made landfall on Ocean Isle Beach at 11:10 p.m. Monday as a Category 1 hurricane.

Tens of thousands of North Carolina residents are still without power.

— WGHP-TV contributed to this report

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