North Carolina: Rescue operations underway; 137,545 without power statewide
Rescue operations are underway after high floodwaters stranded residents on Ocraroke Island following Hurricane Dorian landfall this morning; 137, 545 residents without power statewide. (Update)
The Category 1 storm made landfall on the Outer Banks, where some people climbed into the attics of their homes to avoid surging floodwaters. The storm is moving out to sea after making landfall on Cape Hatteras, N.C., with winds of 90 m.p.h.
The center of the Category 1 storm passed over Cape Hatteras in the Outer Banks at 8:35 a.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Gov. Roy Cooper of North Carolina said that he had “significant concern about hundreds of people trapped on Ocracoke Island.” Local officials were arranging helicopter flights for people who wanted to leave.
Location: Outer Banks, NC [35.111946, -75.976611]
Date Started: 9/6/19 8:35 AM EDT
Category 1 Hurricane Dorian made landfall on Cape Hatteras
Rescue operations underway as hundreds stranded by high floodwaters on Ocracoke Island
137,545 without power statewide
- Hurricane Dorian Swamps North Carolina’s Outer Banks (New York Times)
- POWER OUTAGES: Statewide outages drop to under 138,000 (WITN.com)
- Hundreds feared to be trapped in ‘catastrophic flooding’ on Ocracoke Island (abc11.com)