OAK ISLAND, NC -- Hurricane Matthew's path of destruction includes an Oak Island motel. The motel has weathered a storm before.
A lot of Walt Lorgan's property was destroyed during Hurricane Floyd in 1999. WFMY News 2 was there with Walt as more than a foot of water flooded his motel, leaving him with 13 flooded rooms over the weekend. When the water receded, a huge mess was left behind. The walls, furniture and flooring might all have to be replaced. Walt estimates the storm caused about 200-thousand dollars in damage to his motel.