Hurricane Dorian

Bladen Co. added to Hurricane Dorian disaster declaration

Bladen and Chowan counties have been added to the list of North Carolina counties eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance to supplement state and local Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts.
  Island Helping Island: Area fire departments aiding recovery efforts in the Bahamas
Cows cast away by Dorian found alive on N Carolina island

Disaster Recovery Centers close Thursday for Dorian survivors

Time is running out for North Carolina victims of Hurricane Dorian to get help at one of the four disaster recovery centers.

FEMA rejects help for homeowners impacted by Dorian

FEMA says it will not help those who lost their homes on Ocracoke Island or Emerald Isle because of Hurricane Dorian.
  First responder recalls losing sleep over cries for help during hurricane
  Paying It Forward: Pender County schools raise nearly $6K for Ocracoke school

More on Hurricane Dorian

  Pender County schools collecting change for Ocracoke

Pender County is paying forward the support the school system received in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence last year with a fundraiser benefiting the Ocracoke School in Hyde County.

  One Year Later: A Wilmington Church still shut down after damage from Hurricane Florence

Local historic, hispanic church still closed one year after Hurricane Florence with severe damage to roof.

  NC wild horse manager says a herd lost 28 horses in Dorian

A North Carolina wild horse manager says more than half of one herd is thought to be dead after Hurricane Dorian storm surge slammed their island home.
  NC wild horse manager says a herd lost 28 horses in Dorian
  Wilmington auto shop gives free oil changes for Dorian donations
  Gov. Cooper requests additional help for NC counties impacted by Dorian

  County hopes to fix clogged culverts that led to recent Ogden flooding

WECT found out Hurricane Florence caused significant damage to the drainage system for that area and has still not been fixed. The county is waiting for an influx of cash from the federal government, and residents are left hoping it gets here before it’s too late.

  K9 Search and Rescue team helps locate homeless ahead of Dorian

In January, the Shallotte Fire Department added two K9′s, A.T. and Charlie, to their search and rescue team.

  Carolina Waterfowl Rescue treats coastal birds, more than 100 squirrels post-hurricane

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue in Indian Trail has different kinds of exotic birds than usual.

Mustang sanctuary evacuates dozens of therapy horses, receives gift from anonymous donor

When Hurricane Dorian started a path toward the North Carolina coast, many families packed up their belongings and boarded up their houses. Other families though had to worry about their farms, and the dozens of horses that go with it.

  ’I just prayed I got out of this to see my family again’: Wilmington man survives terrifying encounter with Dorian in Bahamas

Marty Cash still has hope for his beloved Hope Town, located on the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas, despite the hopeless condition it is in after suffering a direct hit from Hurricane Dorian as a Category 5 Storm.

  Nourish NC is asking for your hurricane food donations to help feed local kids

Hurricane Dorian caused some setbacks that can greatly affect the insecure kids of New Hanover County. They're asking for unused hurricane food donations to help fill the need.

‘HootieGives’ to support military personnel & first responders, plus local food banks and schools in need

As the North American leg of the highly-successful Group Therapy Tour comes to a close in the birthplace of Hootie & the Blowfish, the Grammy Award-winning band is using its three-night stand for good in partnership with Central Carolina Community Foundation.

Southport city officials will meet to discuss improving power grid

Southport city officials will meet next Monday to evaluate additional power options and improving the current electric infrastructure.

  Neighbors begin to repair homes after tornado damage

Neighbors at The Farms at Brunswick are beginning to clean-up and repair their homes after an EF2 tornado caused significant damage ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

  Porters Neck tornado rips roof off house, destroys back porch

Patsy and Jack Mackmull were at the Atlanta airport, ready to leave on vacation when they got a call they initially thought was a joke.

  Wilmington residents, here’s what to do with your yard debris after Dorian

As the city of Wilmington gets back to business as usual following Hurricane Dorian, residents will be able to dispose of yard debris from the storm during this week’s regular trash pickup.

  Pender County asks residents to hold off recycling until next week

Due to the effects of Hurricane Dorian, Pender County officials are asking residents to hold of recycling until next week.

  Safety and clean up tips for storm recovery

Some things to keep in mind as your clean up and recovery after Hurricane Dorian.

2 groups of wild horses at NC islands safe after Hurricane Dorian

Many of the wild horses at islands on the North Carolina coast have been accounted for after Hurricane Dorian hit.

Governor Cooper tours Dorian damage, preliminary damage assessments begin

Gov. Cooper visited coastal counties Saturday to view storm damage as state and local emergency officials assess preliminary damage from Hurricane Dorian.

How you can help Ocracoke

The Hyde County Sheriff’s Office says there are a couple of numbers people can call if they want to help with the recovery on Ocracoke from Hurricane Dorian.

Contractor killed in chainsaw accident after Hurricane Dorian

A man hired to remove storm debris has died after a chainsaw accident in northern New Hanover County.

  Post-Dorian: watching the rivers in the Cape Fear Region

Your First Alert Weather Team continues to monitor Dorian.

Boil advisory lifted, water service returns to Pender residents

Pender County customers are no longer under a boil water advisory or voluntary water restrictions

  Homeowners look ahead after tornado destroys Carolina Shores community

A confirmed EF2 tornado left at least 3 homes at a total loss in Carolina Shores early Thursday Morning. The storm traveled 4 miles at about 120 mph and ripped apart a couple of communities in its path.

  Rocky Point couple refuses to let Dorian rain on their wedding day

A couple eager to tie the knot after nearly seven years together didn’t let this week’s hurricane come in the way of their nuptials.

  NWS confirms more than a dozen tornadoes touched down in the Cape Fear

The National Weather Service confirms 14 tornadoes touched down throughout the Cape Fear Region while Hurricane Dorian was lashing the Cape Fear region Thursday morning.

  Hurricane victims get help with free groceries

New Hanover County offered more than a few food and water distribution sites in wake of Hurricane Dorian Friday and Saturday.

School re-openings in Dorian’s wake

Many districts have announced plans to reopen Monday.

Bald Head Island is no longer under State of Emergency following Dorian

The island now has power and sewer following the storm.

New Hanover County ends Emergency Operations Center after Hurricane Dorian

New Hanover County officials have made the decision to deactivate their Emergency Operation Center Saturday morning.

POLICE: Impaired driver rescued from Hurricane Dorian waves

Police on the Outer Banks today had to rescue a man from the crashing waves of Hurricane Dorian who they say was impaired.

Air evacuations planned for Ocracoke after catastrophic flooding

Residents of Ocracoke Island will be evacuated by air after catastrophic flooding on the Island from Hurricane Dorian.

NC firefighter injured after tree falls on truck as Dorian hits

A North Carolina firefighter was injured when a tree blown over by Hurricane Dorian’s winds landed on his pickup truck as he reported to a fire station.

Frying Pan Tower defends flying flag in hurricane conditions

Frying Pan Tower sounded off on their Facebook page this week in response to critics who don’t agree with the flying of the American Flag in hurricane conditions.

  Tree falls through family’s Pender County home

A tree crashed right through the living room with the family still inside Thursday morning.

  Hot meals being handed out in Southport

People in need of a hot meal could get one for free Friday night at Trinity Church on Nash Street.

  ’We want you to know we are with you’: Gov. Cooper visits Wilmington, talks Dorian recovery in shadow of Florence

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper visited the Port City Friday under sunny skies, just hours after Hurricane Dorian finally cleared the state’s Southeastern Coast.

SCAM ALERT: Brunswick Co. deputies warn of phony FEMA teams

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office has a warning for residents of Carolina Shores.

  4,000 spent Thursday night in 78 shelters across NC, Red Cross says

Though Dorian has moved out of our area, the American Red Cross is still working around the clock to help people in need.

  ‘Our ears were popping,’ says Porters Neck family as tornado touched down

As southeastern North Carolina cleans up from Hurricane Dorian, many were relieved to find minimal damage from the storm.