OCRACOKE, N.C. — Dorian has unleashed its wrath on Ocracoke Island bringing high winds and devastating flooding now leaving hundreds of people stranded.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said Friday, “At least 800 people are stranded in Ocracoke which has been inundated with flooding and destruction.”
Emergency crews and hundreds of National Guard members are working to rescue people. A 79-year-old man was airlifted and more helicopters are being brought in to help with rescue efforts.
Aircraft will take those who are stranded to Dare County. From there they will go to an evacuation shelter in Washington County.
Flooding was so significant it forced many people into their attics. Gov. Cooper said, “There is significant concern about hundreds of people trapped on Ocracoke Island.”
Dorian officially made landfall Friday morning at Cape Hatteras.
As the Dorian impacted Ocracoke Island it was terrifying for those who decided to ride out the storm.
These are the sights and sounds from those who captured their experiences.