Hurricane Isaias hit North Carolina, Monday, August 3, exploding a transformer and causing a power outage in the Carolina Beach area.
READ MORE: Hurricane Isaias is moving northward across coastal North Carolina.
The National Hurricane Center said, since Isaias moved inland, the winds have decreased, but strong gusts are occurring over coastal North Carolina and the Outer Banks knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses.
Isaias initially made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h just after 11pm EDT on Monday.
Forecasters said South Carolina and North Carolina and other states in the region can expect rainfall amounts of 7 to 15 centimeters