Latest Hurricane Dorian News

North Carolina’s Ocracoke Island reopens to visitors Dec. 2

Nov. 22, 2019 12:08 PM EST

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s hurricane-ravaged Ocracoke Island will reopen to visitor early next month. The Virginian-Pilot reported Friday that the Outer Banks island will open on Dec. 2. The island was supposed to open to visitors on Friday, but a more recent storm delayed the reopening...

Report: Hurricane Dorian inflicted $3.4B losses on Bahamas

Nov. 15, 2019 5:14 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Dorian inflicted losses of about $3.4 billion on the Bahamas, an amount equal to one-quarter of the Caribbean archipelago’s GDP, according to a report released Friday. The report by the Inter-American Development Bank also said there were 67 confirmed deaths...

Cows cast away by Dorian found alive on N Carolina island

Nov. 13, 2019 9:48 AM EST

CAPE LOOKOUT, N.C. (AP) — A trio of castaway cows has been discovered on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, where they apparently washed up after swimming for miles to escape Hurricane Dorian ’s storm surge. Cape Lookout National Seashore officials think the stranded cows swam up to 5 miles (8...

N Carolina officials vote to reopen island damaged by Dorian

Nov. 12, 2019 4:27 AM EST

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — County commissioners on the North Carolina coast have moved to reopen an island ravaged by Hurricane Dorian. Acting on a recommendation from the Ocracoke Control Group, the Hyde County Commissioners on Monday adopted the proposal to open the island to visitors on Nov. 22, or when N.C....

Mrs. Trump, Mrs. Pence survey military's emergency response

Oct. 30, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Melania Trump and Karen Pence traveled to South Carolina on Wednesday to get briefings about some of the military's emergency preparedness and humanitarian efforts in a state where both are often needed because of active hurricane seasons. During a few hours in and around...

N Carolina Dorian disaster recovery centers close Thursday

Oct. 29, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Time is running out for North Carolina victims of Hurricane Dorian to get help at one of the four disaster recovery centers. North Carolina emergency management spokesman Keith Acree said centers are open through Thursday in Beaufort, Buxton, Wilmington and on Ocracoke Island....

Trump OKs disaster declaration for Florida in wake of Dorian

Oct. 22, 2019 1:48 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Florida in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. A White House statement says the declaration means that federal funding is now available to eligible state and local governments, as well as certain nonprofits. The statement...

Charleston cleans up twice the debris expected from Dorian

Oct. 20, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Officials in Charleston have collected twice as much storm debris from Hurricane Dorian as they expected. The city said it has collected more than 600,000 cubic yards (459,000 cubic meters) of tree branches, vegetation, brush and trash in the aftermath of the storm, which skirted...

Hilton Head delays review if mayor deserves hurricane OT

Oct. 19, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Hilton Head Island is delaying a discussion about whether they should pay the town's mayor overtime for extra work during Hurricane Dorian. The town placed the extra pay for Mayor John McCann on a committee meeting agenda Tuesday, but Assistant Town Manager Josh Gruber...

Governments in more NC counties qualify for Dorian aid

Oct. 18, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Local governments and state agencies in a dozen more eastern North Carolina counties can get help from the federal government to pay for debris removal and infrastructure repairs from Hurricane Dorian last month. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Gov. Roy Cooper announced on...