Hurricane Dorian toppled trees, knocked out power in Raleigh

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Hurricane Dorian stayed off the North Carolina coast, but it still caused some damage as far inland as Raleigh.

Heavy rain and strong wind has caused some flooding and knocked down some trees.

According to Duke Energy, more than 2,000 people in Wake County are without power.

One tree fell into the road in Raleigh's Five Points neighborhood. Emergency crews were at Jarvis Street around 1:30 a.m. working to remove the tree and reopen the road.

In southern Wake County, a tree snapped falling onto a resident's car and blocking his front door. The tree did not injure anyone or cause any significant damage.

"We're OK. We're just going to have to (take) a little bit of time in the morning and have to go ahead and cut the tree up. That's it," Tom Toolis said.
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In Wake Forest, a large tree fell across Lillie Liles Road at Alstonburg Avenue. Firefighters broke out the chainsaws Friday morning, cutting away at the tree in the rain with flashlights lighting their way.

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In Nash County, a large tree fell across NC-42 near Heather Court. A driver on the road at night ended up crashing into the tree.

East Nash Volunteer Fire Department said he did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

In Sampson County, part of Pearson Road off Highway 421 flooded and washed away. Pearson Road is located a few miles south of Clinton.

Neighbors said the road had recently been repaired. They also said the area floods regularly, but the flooding from Dorian was worse than normal.

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The worst of Hurricane Dorian stayed east of Wake County. Thursday morning, the storm spawned at least 20 tornadoes in the Carolinas.
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