Hurricane Dorian

A sign hung from The Community Store on Ocracoke Island a month after Hurricane Dorian swept through the area. Volunteers from many organizations including Samaritan’s Purse, the American Red Cross, and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief provided hot meals, shower facilities, laundry services, cleaning supplies, and much more to island residents.
Credit Madeline Gray / For WUNC

On September 6, Hurricane Dorian swept over the North Carolina coast bringing with it 110 mph winds. The storm prompted extreme flash flooding on Ocracoke Island and spawned a tornado that tore through a trailer park on Emerald Isle. FEMA denied individual assistance to residents of four North Carolina counties including Hyde County, which includes Ocracoke Island. Before reaching the North Carolina coast, Dorian struck the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane and was regarded as the worst natural disaster in that country's history.

Below is our ongoing coverage of the hurricane and its impact on North Carolina.

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The flash flood threat will increase today and tonight along the Florida peninsula, then spread up the southeast and mid-Atlantic coast during the middle and latter part of the week.
National Weather Service / Hurricane Center

N.C. Governor Roy Cooper issued a mandatory state evacuation order for vulnerable coastal areas.

The evacuation order, effective at 8 am on Wednesday, applies to barrier islands along the entire coast, from the Virginia line to the South Carolina line. 

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