Latest Hurricane Dorian News

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...

Cooper declaration to aid NC people hurt most by Dorian

Oct. 17, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper's disaster declaration for more than a dozen eastern North Carolina counties following Hurricane Dorian means individuals harmed most by the winds and flooding can get financial help from state government. Cooper's declaration on Thursday is meant to target people...

South Carolina town reopens 'Sunrise Park' after Dorian

Oct. 16, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — After delays from Hurricane Dorian, a South Carolina town will officially reopen a popular park on Charleston Harbor. The Post and Courier reports Melton Peter Demetre Park, also called Sunrise Park, will reopen Wednesday. A ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. The park is located on...

Air National Guard team first of its kind to the rescue

Oct. 12, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

KEY FIELD, Miss. (AP) — Capt. Adam Wright was 16 when Hurricane Katrina battered Mississippi, leaving a deadly path of destruction that stretched far inland. His family lost two properties on the coast and like many others across the state, was stranded without power for weeks at home in Jackson. "We had...

Cooper says NC will create program to help Dorian victims

Oct. 11, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper aims to create a state-funded program to help residents in four North Carolina counties recover from Hurricane Dorian after the federal government declined a request for assistance targeting them. The Federal Emergency Management Agency this week told Cooper there...

FEMA denies Dorian individual assistance in 4 NC counties

Oct. 9, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The federal government has denied individual assistance for residents in four North Carolina counties hit hard by Hurricane Dorian just days after approving other funds to help local governments repair infrastructure, North Carolina's governor said Wednesday. Gov. Roy Cooper had sent a...

Go to class: Students back at work on North Carolina island

Oct. 7, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — Class is back in session on a North Carolina island which was severely damaged by Hurricane Dorian. WITN reports classes for students on Ocracoke Island are being held on Monday in three different and temporary locations as repairs continue. Start and end times are staggered to help...

After hurricane devastation, Gardiner wins gold for Bahamas

Oct. 4, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A month after Hurricane Dorian destroyed houses and livelihoods, Steven Gardiner said he was hopeful his world championship victory could bring a little happiness to the Bahamas. Gardiner's family home on the Abaco islands was one of many damaged in the Sept. 1 hurricane. His win in the...

Trump approves disaster declaration for areas hit by Dorian

Oct. 4, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a request from North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper for public assistance for 14 counties affected by Hurricane Dorian. The major disaster declaration, approved Friday, allows impacted counties to receive support from FEMA's public assistance program,...