Latest Hurricane Dorian News

Roadway reopens on Ocracoke Island 3 months after Dorian

Dec. 5, 2019 5:24 PM EST

OCRACOKE ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Thursday that N.C. 12 on Ocracoke Island will reopen to all traffic, three months after Hurricane Dorian severely damaged the island and it's main road. The September storm destroyed the protected dune line between the...

Bahamas counting on sports to aid Dorian recovery efforts

Nov. 26, 2019 3:57 PM EST

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Any concern about whether it was appropriate to be playing sports in the Bahamas while parts of the multi-island nation continue to dig out from devastation following Hurricane Dorian are quickly dismissed by officials. Bahamians not only want the games, they’re...

Dog, cat and bunny arrive in South Florida from the Bahamas

Nov. 24, 2019 1:05 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — She’s emaciated, dehydrated and probably sad. A street dog nicknamed “Bahama Momma” was one of three animals to arrive at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Sunday (Nov. 17) night on a rescue flight from the hurricane-battered Abaco Islands in...

Wild cows returned home after hurricane

Nov. 23, 2019 5:14 PM EST

CAPE LOOKOUT, N.C. (AP) — A trio of castaway wild cows have returned home after being found on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, where they apparently washed up after swimming for miles to escape Hurricane Dorian ’s storm surge. The Raleigh News & Observer reports that the cows were returned...

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....