Damage Reports From Arthur's Path

As our meteorologists have been tracking Hurricane Arthur, we have been following up on damage reports coming into our newsroom from emergency crews and viewers alike.

Two families were displaced in Carteret County when a tree fell on their duplex in Beaufort. No injuries were reported.

Two children and two adults were forced to a Red Cross shelter once their home was hit in Duplin County. The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down outside of Rose Hill near Rosemary Road and U.S. 117. In all, three homes were damaged but no one was hurt.

In Jones County, emergency crews believe a tornado or straight-line winds took out a hay storage building along the 400-block of Alonza Mill Road near Highway 41 West. Emergency Management Director Eric Merritt said three other buildings on that block also had significant damage. No one was hurt in that area.

While Beaufort County saw some water rising, firefighters from the Chocowinity Fire Department said they were called to a home on Whichards Beach Road around 9 p.m. Thursday night. Crews arrived to find smoke inside the house. They determined it had been struck by lightning, but damages were minor.

One viewer in Sea Level in Carteret County reported their garage door was seemingly sucked out at its center, deforming the metal door.

Viewers in Hubert in Onslow County reported downed trees, while firefighters in the area said they had not been called out for any rescues or tree issues overnight into early Friday morning.

We are continuing to monitor damages as Hurricane Arthur sweeps over the Outer Banks and Crystal Coast.

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