The North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency is asking the public for feedback until Jan. 7 on plans for disaster recovery and mitigation funds.
The North Carolina Hazard Mitigation Team will be on Ocracoke Island this week to document damage caused by hurricanes Florence and Dorian.
The North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency has awarded $49.3 million in funding since 2019 through a program designed to help local and tribal governments recover after recent hurricanes and to build resilience.
Hurricane Dorian, which struck the North Carolina coast a year ago this weekend, was a game-changer for Ocracoke Island, creating a new normal.
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Hyde County is applying for grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to elevate 114 houses in Ocracoke Village, which was inundated during Hurricane Dorian in September 2019.
The N.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church Disaster Response needs teams of volunteers and skilled individuals interested in assisting Ocracoke Island with the Hurricane Dorian rebuild effort.
The state and FEMA approved more than $2.5 million to reimburse Topsail Beach to cover the replacement of more than 312,000 cubic yards of beach sand following a damaging storm surge caused by Hurricane Dorian.
North Carolina and FEMA approved more than $2.2 million to reimburse Dare County for debris removal costs following Hurricane Dorian.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore is looking for volunteers to join in a March 26 drop-in cleanup of debris left by Hurricane Dorian along a 2-mile section of N.C. 12.
Although damage was not as widespread as that from two hurricanes in 2018, NCDOT’s Ferry Division says Hurricane Dorian in 2019 resulted in more than twice the $1.7 million cost of those storms combined.
Hyde County Commissioner Tom Pahl, who represents Ocracoke, expressed his gratitude to the Outer Banks Community Foundation Thursday for its Hurricane Dorian relief efforts.
Golden LEAF has announced more than $2.5 million for disaster recovery projects coastal North Carolina communities affected by hurricanes, including Ocracoke Island.
Ocracoke Observer’s Peter Vankevich, birders and National Park Service staff made their way to Portsmouth village to identify and count birds for Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count.
Eligible Hyde County property owners have until Jan. 24 to submit the common housing application for FEMA grant funds to be used to elevate their homes.
Government assistance for Ocracoke and Hatteras to recover from Hurricane Dorian has been slow, but the nonprofit Outer Banks Community Foundation is providing relief where it can.