Hurricane Ophelia - September 13, 2005

September 13, 2005 - Southport, North Carolina (NC) - Hurricane Ophelia will be remembered by local residents as the strongest category 1 hurricane to ever hit our area. While the damage from hurricane Ophelia was surprisingly minimal, the storm seemed more intense then many higher rated previous storms. Ophelia will be remembered for her extremely slow movement that lingered for days and brought record rainfall to the area. As much as 17" of rain was reported on Oak Island and a maximum wind gust of 84 mph was recorded on Bald Head Island. Structural damage was minimal. There were widespread reports of flooding throughout the area. Power outages were also widespread, however, service was restored very quickly to most residents. Hurricane Ophelia will definitely be remembered as a rain event.

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