RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The state is reporting more than 65,000 power outages across North Carolina at around Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. as Hurricane Isaias made landfall hours prior.

Isaias made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach around 11 p.m. as a Category 1 storm. The bulk of the outages were in the southeast portion of the state in New Hanover County. New Hanover had 73,526 outages as of 10 a.m. Brunswick County had more than 39,000 outages at 10 a.m.

According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, there are about 7 power outages in Wake County, 3 in Johnston County, 27 in Wilson County and 344 in Nash County.

Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry said Tuesday the peak of outages was around 7 a.m. At

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