Dorian Recovery

Volunteers with Samaritan's Purse work on cleaning out a house in an area of Ocracoke Island that was heavily flooded during Hurricane Dorian.
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Visitors are now allowed back on Ocracoke Island nearly three months after record flooding from Hurricane Dorian. The September storm produced flash flooding that saw water rise several feet in less than an hour. The flooding broke modern records and damaged hundreds of structures on the island. Authorities reopened the island to tourists this week. 

Rising flood waters brought on by Hurricane Florence threaten a building off highway 70 in Goldsboro, N.C., Sunday, Sep. 16, 2018.
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North Carolina legislators are aiming to locate more funds to help with the recovery from three recent hurricanes, with an emphasis on lessening damages in future storms.

A flooded street on Ocracoke Island.

The Outer Banks is bracing for a long recovery after Hurricane Dorian.

The State Emergency Response Team worked with Hyde County officials to push supplies to Ocracoke to recover from Dorian Items include such as generators, food, water, fuel, and portable shower, potties and laundry facilities.
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North Carolina will get some much-needed money to help with mounting repair costs the state has incurred in response to devastating hurricanes and other storms.

The Federal Highway Administration said in a statement Tuesday that North Carolina would get $51 million for the cost of repairing roads and bridges.