Latest Hurricane Dorian News

Barrier island freed of 9,000 truckloads of Dorian wreckage

Feb. 7, 2020 8:39 AM EST

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — More than 9,000 dump truck loads of debris have been hauled away from a North Carolina island battered by Hurricane Dorian five months ago, according to numbers released this week. All of the lingering storm debris is set to be cleared from Ocracoke Island by the end of February, Hyde...

FILE - This Aug. 31, 2019 file photo shows a woman walking along a beach before the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas. Airbnb is giving five people a chance to spend a two-month sabbatical in the Bahamas in an attempt to boost the Caribbean island after it suffered damage from Hurricane Dorian last year. Contest winners will work with the Bahamas National Trust for two months on projects including coral reef restoration, pineapple farming and boat building.  (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

Airbnb launches Bahamas sabbatical to help after Dorian

Jan. 28, 2020 10:51 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Airbnb is giving a few people a chance to spend a two-month sabbatical in the Bahamas in an attempt to boost the Caribbean island damaged last year by Hurricane Dorian. At least 67 people were killed and more than $3.4 billion in damage was caused when Hurricane Dorian swept through the...

Official says 80 in Bahamas shelters after Dorian have TB

Dec. 31, 2019 9:09 AM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — At least 80 people living in government-run storm shelters have tested positive for tuberculosis in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, the health minister of the Bahamas said. The patients are being further screened as medical officials await test results, Health Minister Duane Sands...

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, an Isle of Palms resident clears the drain on Hartnett Blvd. during Hurricane Dorian at the Isle of Palms, S.C., in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)

2020 Democrats, corruption and another hurricane: 2019 in SC

Dec. 28, 2019 8:46 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some traditional things about living in modern South Carolina — visits from presidential candidates, evacuations from hurricanes and lawmakers touting reform — dominated the news in 2019. There was plenty of high-profile crime, too, including a father sent to death row...