Additional photos, videos of Ocracoke flooding released

Published 11:11 am Sunday, September 8, 2019

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore released a collection of photos from Ocracoke Island taken from September 6 and September 7. Hurricane Dorian subjected Ocracoke Island to a historic 7 foot sound-side storm surge.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has also released drone images of washouts of NC 12 on Ocracoke, taken Saturday afternoon by drone teams from NCDOT’s Division of Aviation.

The Hyde County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday night asked for a special prayer request for their deputies that were directly effected by the hurricane. Three out of their four deputies stationed on Ocracoke live on the island and were directly affected by Dorian – Cpt. Daniels, Cpl. Warner and Deputy King. “Their homes were damaged due to flood waters and will take a while to gut and repair,” continued the Facebook post. “On top of worrying about getting their own places straight they have been out on the streets putting the community 1st and assisting in the relief efforts.”

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HCSO also released this video, which was taken by Hyde County’s Cpl. Warner in the downstairs of his home just minutes after the water started coming in Friday morning. The water would go on to get high enough to float his boat (seen in the background) off the lift.

Joel Jimenez took the following videos Friday morning, also of the floodwater rushing in:

Several fundraisers have been set up, including the Outer Banks Community Foundation, which is accepting donations for their Disaster Relief Fund to support Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery efforts.

“While we and our partners are still assessing the damage, we invite your donations now to enable nonprofit organizations in Dare County and Ocracoke to respond *immediately* to help hurricane victims,” the foundation posted Friday.

For more information or to make a donation, visit All gifts are tax-deductible and every penny of every donation will be used to directly assist individuals and families in need. You may designate your gift for Dare County, Ocracoke or both.



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