HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Tropical Storm Hermine arrived in northeast North Carolina overnight, bringing heavy rain and wind to the region.
Hermine was the first hurricane to make landfall in Florida since 2005. The storm is now moving through North Carolina and into Virginia Saturday morning.
Impacts from Hermine were seen and felt in the early morning hours as thousands of customers were without power across northeast North Carolina.
Outages increased across Hampton Roads during the early morning hours. Several viewers have submitted photos of flood water, fallen trees and storm damage.
Dispatchers in Dare County say they received reports of injuries and property damage after a possible tornado hit. A tornado watch was in effect for Dare and Hyde counties until 3 a.m. Saturday.
A National Weather Service of Newport Dispatcher confirmed damage on Eagle Pass Road was related to rotation seen on the radar. Two mobile homes were damaged, and four minor injuries were reported.