Hurricane Dorian

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.

  Paying It Forward: Pender County schools raise nearly $6K for Ocracoke school

In an effort to pay it forward, the Pender County Schools system raised nearly $6,000 for an Ocracoke school damaged during 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.
  NC wild horse manager says a herd lost 28 horses in Dorian
  Wilmington auto shop gives free oil changes for Dorian donations

More on Hurricane Dorian

  Gov. Cooper requests additional help for NC counties impacted by Dorian

The governor’s office is asking for more assistance for North Carolina’s Dorian victims.

DONATION DAY: How to help victims of Hurricane Dorian

WECT has partnered with the American Red Cross to accept donations. To donate, go to

  Brunswick County Schools announces make-up dates due to Dorian

The Brunswick County Schools system has announced calendar changes to make up for the two days lost due to Hurricane Dorian.
  Brunswick County Schools announces make-up dates due to Dorian
  Wilmington art students send #OcracokeStrong cards to hurricane victims
Wilmington firefighters travel to Outer Banks to help with storm recovery

  ’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.

UNCW classes to resume Monday

Officials with the University of North Carolina at Wilmington are taking the next steps to get the campus up and running following Hurricane Dorian.

With broom in tow, 6-year-old helps clean up his Porters Neck neighborhood

The National Weather Service has confirmed at least one tornado touched down in Porters Neck Thursday morning.

N.C. Dept. of Insurance warns hurricane victims about scams following Dorian

The North Carolina Department of Insurance is warning hurricane victims about being taken advantage of by dishonest contractors and scam artists in the aftermath of Dorian.

Brunswick County getting back to business as usual post-Dorian

Brunswick County officials are assessing the county to review Hurricane Dorian’s impact to residents, infrastructure, facilities and the environment, and overall has found minor damage so far.