Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, as "the strongest hurricane in modern records" to hit the islands, according to the National Hurricane Center. 

The National Hurricane Center says the eye of Dorian made landfall over Cape Hatteras, N.C., at 8:35 a.m., with maximum sustained winds near 90 mph — making Dorian a Category 1 storm when it hit the U.S.

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CAPE LOOKOUT — 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.

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OCRACOKE — 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.

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Efforts are underway to get three cows back home after they were found washed ashore on the Cape Lookout National Seashore a few weeks after Hurricane Dorian in September.

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RALEIGH — 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.

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RALEIGH — 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.

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RALEIGH — 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.

Students in Leslie Nielsen's class at Community House Middle School in Charlotte work on posters seeking gift cards for Ocracoke School, which was damaged during Hurricane Dorian.
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More than a month after Hurricane Dorian devastated large portions of the east coast, students on Ocracoke Island have been given a return date to portions of their school building.

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RALEIGH, N.C.  — President Donald Trump has approved a request from North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper for public assistance for 14 counties affected by Hurricane Dorian.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is seeking additional federal disaster assistance for counties affected by Hurricane Dorian.

Hurricane Dorian Hits NC Tobacco Farmers

Sep 17, 2019

North Carolina tobacco farmers say Hurricane Dorian destroyed at least 20 to 25 percent of their total harvest, hurting the state's overall tobacco industry, according to David Thomas, of the U.S. Tobacco Cooperative.

Students in Leslie Nielsen's class at Community House Middle School in Charlotte work on posters seeking gift cards for Ocracoke School, which was damaged during Hurricane Dorian.
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A south Charlotte middle school teacher has launched a drive to get aid to a tiny island school hard hit by Hurricane Dorian. She says she learned an important lesson from last year's hurricane aid effort.

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FOLLY BEACH, S.C. — A couple combing a South Carolina beach after Hurricane Dorian thought they'd discovered a large rock, but soon realized they'd stumbled upon two Civil War-era cannonballs lodged in the sand.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina's Historic Preservation Office has set up an online forum so local governments and residents can report damage to historic properties caused by Hurricane Dorian.

Conditions are growing increasingly dire in the Bahamas almost a week after Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Caribbean nation.

Food, water and other supplies are rapidly running out, and residents are waiting desperately to evacuate the devastated Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama. Officials announced late Friday that the death toll had risen to 43, with 35 dead in Abaco and eight in Grand Bahama.

Stranded North Carolinians Take Stock Of Dorian's Damage

Sep 7, 2019
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ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. — As the sky cleared and floodwaters receded Saturday, residents of North Carolina's Outer Banks began to assess the damage wrought by Hurricane Dorian.

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Governor Roy Cooper said today that Hurricane Dorian has finally left North Carolina. Cooper said the storm has left Ocracoke Island, Cape Hatteras and other parts of the Outer Banks severely damaged and without power. 

A major oil storage terminal on Grand Bahama Island was damaged by Hurricane Dorian and has leaked oil into the surrounding environment, raising concern that the oil could damage local reefs and wildlife.

The South Riding Point facility sits on the shore of the island's eastern side and is home to 10 giant storage tanks capable of holding up to 6.75 million barrels of crude, according to Equinor, the company that runs the facility.

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While the North and South Carolina coasts are just now feeling the effects of Hurricane Dorian, residents of the Bahamas are sifting through rubble the storm left behind. Dorian was a category 5 storm when it hit the Bahamas on Sunday, with most of the damage done to the Bahamian islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco, where the storm stalled for almost two days. At least 23 people have died.

Reginald Jones of Charlotte is from the Bahamian islands of San Salvador and Freeport. He now runs a testing company here, but much of his time Thursday was spent trying to get ahold of family in the Bahamas.

Updated at 11:55 p.m. ET

After days of drenching the U.S. Southeast from its perch offshore, Hurricane Dorian finally came ashore Friday morning. The National Hurricane Center says the eye made landfall over Cape Hatteras, N.C., at 8:35 a.m. ET, with maximum sustained winds near 90 mph — making Dorian a Category 1 storm when it hit.

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Updated 12:10 p.m. Thursday

Hurricane Dorian has begun moving slowly up the South Carolina coast. It’s passing close to Charleston this morning and then will be near Wilmington tonight.

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