Latest Hurricane Dorian News

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,...

NC superintendent says students remain displaced from Dorian

Oct. 4, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — A month after Hurricane Dorian inundated a North Carolina barrier island, students still haven’t been able to return to their school building. The News & Observer reports the State Board of Education on Thursday got an overview of the storm’s impact on state schools....

Bar donates bills taken from wall for Bahamas storm victims

Oct. 3, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Staff members at a Florida bar have pulled nearly $15,000 in bills from the walls to help victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that Siesta Key Oyster Bar, which is known for its dollar bill decorations, has been collecting the money since the...

Damage from Dorian, rain allows wild horses to roam village

Sep. 30, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

COROLLA, N.C. (AP) — Several wild horses have been running free daily in a North Carolina village because a hurricane and flooding have damaged their habitat on a barrier island. The Virginian-Pilot reports Hurricane Dorian and a subsequent rainstorm have damaged fencing and flooded areas where the animals...

President Trump OKs Hurricane Dorian aid for eastern SC

Sep. 30, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump has issued a declaration approving specific federal assistance for South Carolina areas affected by early September's Hurricane Dorian. The White House on Monday ordered that federal aid be used to supplement emergency work and replacement of facilities damaged...