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Little damage reported from Tropical Storm Andrea

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NEW BERN, N.C. -

Folks in Craven County are relieved Tropical Storm Andrea will exit the area this afternoon. The storm brought heavy wind and soaking rains to much of the coast.

In River Bend, a woman at one home reported a tree had fallen on to a power line on Old Pollocksville Road. Crews made quick work of that tree, but folks in Craven County are still dealing with some winds and rain.

Tropical Storm Andrea brought winds and rain, causing storm surge at Union Point park in New Bern making the ducklings run for cover.

In Onslow County, the storm brought much of the same to Jacksonville, causing flooding and flashes of lightning throughout the night.

All in all, no major damage was reported in Craven or Onslow counties.

Despite the rain, people continued walking their dogs and running at local parks.

People in the east are glad our first storm of the hurricane season came and went without much incident.

"It looks like it's going to be a pretty nice day, even though it's kind of windy, but I think the storm is moving fairly fast," said Kevin Green, New Bern resident.

The National Weather Service initially confirmed a tornado in the Hubert area of Onslow County, but they've since backed off from the report after the sheriff's office and others found no significant damage.

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Flooding, damaging winds, and power outages are just some of the things emergency responders said you need to be prepared for with Tropical Storm Andrea.

Rain has already started falling across eastern Carolina, but emergency responders said it's just the beginning. They expect conditions to get worse over Thursday night and into Friday.

They urged people to stay out of the water tomorrow and Saturday, in terms of swimming and boating.

They said it's important to have a hurricane survival kit ready with at least 72 hours worth of supplies to sustain you, your family, and pets.

First responders have already refreshed their own plans for the storm, updating their emergency contact lists, putting caulk around windows that leak, and carefully monitoring the storm.

"If we're at the edge or eastern edge of the storm then one of our concerns is tornadoes, because that's sometimes that falls on the eastern edge of the storm," said Dave Whitlow, Morehead City town manager.

Emergency crews said you can expect minor flooding along the coast in low-lying areas on the coast, and minor power outages and rip tides.

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