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.
State, Hyde to Document Ocracoke Damage
The North Carolina Hazard Mitigation Team will be on Ocracoke Island this week to document damage caused by hurricanes Florence and Dorian.
State Awards Millions for Disaster Recovery
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.
Dorian Remains Part of Life on Ocracoke
Hurricane Dorian, which struck the North Carolina coast a year ago this weekend, was a game-changer for Ocracoke Island, creating a new normal.
Island Voices: The Latest Storm of a Lifetime
the power and potential of hurricanes
Hyde Seeks FEMA Grants to Raise 114 Homes
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.
Volunteers Needed to Rebuild Homes
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.
Topsail Beach to Be Reimbursed $2.5M
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.
Dare Reimbursed for Dorian Debris Removal
North Carolina and FEMA approved more than $2.2 million to reimburse Dare County for debris removal costs following Hurricane Dorian.
Volunteers Needed for Ocracoke Cleanup
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.
Dorian’s Cost to Ferry Division Tops $4M
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.
Commissioner Offers Update on Recovery
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 Announces Storm Assistance
Golden LEAF has announced more than $2.5 million for disaster recovery projects coastal North Carolina communities affected by hurricanes, including Ocracoke Island.
Birders Count Portsmouth’s Avian Population
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.
Grant Funds Available for Home Elevation
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.
Nonprofit Offers Help For Dorian Survivors
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.