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Downed Trees Cause Power Outages, Damage Home In Jacksonville

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Hurricane Isaias toppled numerous trees in the City of Jacksonville, causing widespread power outages and damage to a home in the Holiday City subdivision. The two adults and three children in the home had to be taken to a shelter. No one was injured.  Downed trees on power lines caused as many as 19,000 customers to lose power after the storm’s center passed north of Jacksonville, said Glenn Hargett, Jacksonville Assistant City Manager.


“Other trees have fallen across streets and have blocked some.  And those that are entangled with powerlines cannot be moved until the power companies certify that the lines are not energized.”


Hargett urges residents to avoid travel until crews have been able to clean up the debris and restore power. Some minor flooding occurred near the New River, which reached a minor flood stage.


Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.