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.
State Prioritizes Resiliency, Mitigation in 2019
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, NPS to Address Abandoned Cars
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, Chowan Eligible for FEMA Aid
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.
Struggles Remain As Ocracoke Awaits Visitors
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.
What to Expect When Ocracoke Reopens
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 to Reopen to Visitors Dec. 2
Ocracoke will reopen to visitors Dec. 2, but there are limited lodging accommodations, food service, gas availability and other services normally available.
Hyde Commissioners OK Grant for Dorian Aid
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.
Disaster Recovery Bill Clears Legislature
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 to Reopen to Visitors Nov. 22
Ocracoke Island is set to reopen to visitors as soon as N.C. 12 reopens, which is expected to happen Nov. 22.
Deadlock Delays Dorian Relief Funding
Bills to provide Hurricane Dorian disaster aid for coastal communities and related funding stalled this week as legislators prepared to adjourn until Nov. 13.
6-Year-Old Raises Big Bucks for Ocracoke
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 Grants Request for More Assistance
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.
SBA Approves Disaster Declaration Request
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.
Officials Weigh Next Steps After FEMA Denial
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.
FEMA Denies Individual Assistance Request
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied North Carolina’s application for individual assistance in North Carolina counties with damage from Hurricane Dorian.