- August 31, 2006
August 31, 2006 - Southport,
North Carolina (NC) - Tropical Storm Ernesto made landfall at Long
Beach on Oak Island, NC about 11:00pm. This storm was just shy of
hurricane strength and will be remembered mainly as a rain event.
Tropical Storm Ernesto dumped 8-12 inches of rain over the Southport
area causing some minor flooding, particularly on certain
flood-prone roadways. Wind damage was minimal throughout the area
and life in the Southport area was back to normal the following
morning, just in time for the busy Labor Day weekend. Power outages
and beach erosion were also very minimal as a result of this storm.
Southport Area Hurricane Coverage
Southport, NC Hotel