This year saw another hurricane land a devastating blow to a coast still recovering from past storms, pushing state, local and federal officials to rethink their approach to hurricane preparation and recovery.
Hyde County and the National Park Service are encouraging owners of vehicles flooded during Hurricane Dorian, abandoned or discarded to have their vehicles towed to avoid citation and removal costs.
Bladen and Chowan counties have been added to the Federal Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Dorian, bringing the total North Carolina counties eligible FEMA Public Assistance to 28.
As Ocracoke residents rebuild from Hurricane Dorian’s devastation and prepare to welcome visitors back for the first time since before the storm, merely coping remains a challenge.
Though Ocracoke will open to visitors Dec. 2, some resources are available but gas, food services and lodging are limited while the community continues recovering from Hurricane Dorian.
Ocracoke will reopen to visitors Dec. 2, but there are limited lodging accommodations, food service, gas availability and other services normally available.
The Hyde County Board of Commissioners has agreed to accept a $600,000 state grant for temporary housing and other assistance for Hurricane Dorian survivors.
The $180 million in the disaster recovery bill approved Thursday will help local governments with Dorian recovery and includes funds for Ocracoke School repairs.
Ocracoke Island is set to reopen to visitors as soon as N.C. 12 reopens, which is expected to happen Nov. 22.
Bills to provide Hurricane Dorian disaster aid for coastal communities and related funding stalled this week as legislators prepared to adjourn until Nov. 13.
Lilly Anderson, daughter of Rusty and Kim Anderson of Morehead City, recently set up a lemonade stand to raise money for Ocracoke’s damaged school, hauling in more than $8,700.
FEMA granted Gov. Cooper’s request for 12 additional counties to become eligible for Public Assistance reimbursement as part of the Hurricane Dorian major disaster declaration, bringing the total to 26 counties in the state.
The Small Business Administration has granted Gov. Roy Cooper’s request for a disaster declaration for counties that suffered damage from Hurricane Dorian, making additional assistance available to residents there.
Gov. Cooper and other state and county officials continue to press the case for assistance for individual victims of Hurricane Dorian after the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s decision to deny the state’s request.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied North Carolina’s application for individual assistance in North Carolina counties with damage from Hurricane Dorian.
Currituck Banks Coastal Reserve site reopened Monday to visitors after being closed since Hurricane Dorian hit the coast in early September.