National Weather Service confirms at least 3 tornadoes in Brunswick Co.

Bald Head Island Isaias during Isaias on August 3, 2020 (Photo: Village of Bald Head Island)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The National Weather Service has confirmed at least three tornadoes touched down in Brunswick County as Hurricane Isaias passed through the Cape Fear.

According to the National Weather Service, a tornado moved on shore over Bald Head Island and then, continued inland over Southport as an EF1.

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The NWS storm survey also reports an EF1 tornado touched down in Belville with maximum winds estimated at 104 mph. The NWS reported approximately 100 trees snapped. There was also roof damage to numerous homes in area, and several fences blown down.

The National Weather Service also confirmed an EF0 near Bolivia with estimated wind speeds of 70 mph. According to the report, a weak tornado impacted a small area near Law Road SE and Old Ocean Highway East near the Brunswick County government complex. The tornado mainly caused damage to trees and lifted after crossing Old Ocean Highway East.