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These Photos Show The Destruction From Hurricane Dorian In North Carolina

Dorian made landfall in North Carolina as a Category 1 storm.

Posted on September 7, 2019, at 1:57 p.m. ET

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Cyclists pass destroyed mobile homes in an RV park after a tornado touched down during Hurricane Dorian in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, Sept. 6.

Residents of North Carolina are picking up the pieces after Hurricane Dorian made landfall on the Outer Banks on Friday.

Dorian struck the state as a Category 1 storm, packing less of a wallop than it did in the Bahamas, where the hurricane landed as a Category 5. At least 30 people were killed there.

In North Carolina, an estimated 800 people were left stranded on Ocracoke Island; the region was hit with powerful storm surges that flooded homes and businesses. Evacuation efforts are underway, and food and other supplies are being flown in for survivors.

“There’s probably not a house there that doesn’t sustain damage,” said Donnie Shumate, a spokesperson for Hyde County.

Dorian is now on its way to Canada's east coast, where thousands are already without power due to the wind and rain.

These photos show the impact the storm had in North Carolina.

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Emerald Isle town employees work to clear the road after a tornado hit the region.

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper looks out the window of his plane as it approaches the city of Wilmington.

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Beaufort Police Officer Curtis Resor (left) and Sgt. Michael Stephens check a sailboat for occupants after Hurricane Dorian passed through the North Carolina coast.

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A flooded shop is seen in Rodanthe, North Carolina, as Hurricane Dorian hits Cape Hatteras, Sept. 6.

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Water floods Highway 12 in Nags Head, North Carolina.

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Highway 12 leading to Hatteras Island is covered with sand in Pea Island, North Carolina.

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Power company line technicians work to restore power after a tornado hit Emerald Isle as Hurricane Dorian moved up the East Coast, Sept. 5.

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Friends and neighbors sift through what is left of a damaged trailer at Boardwalk RV Park in Emerald Isle on Friday.

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Residents of the Bogue Shores condominiums work to hook up a generator after the complex lost its roof during high winds from Hurricane Dorian in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, Friday.

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A utility worker walks through downed power lines along a causeway in Nags Head, Sept. 7.

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Cathy McCabe walks carefully on a destroyed fence on her way to her damaged house after a tornado spawned by Hurricane Dorian ripped through Carolina Shores, North Carolina.

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A portion of Kure Beach Pier was damaged by Hurricane Dorian winds.

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Marshall Brewer looks for damage outside his apartment in Nags Head.

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A man exits a mobile home to survey the damage at Boardwalk RV Park in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, Sept. 6.

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Power company line technicians work to restore power.

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Water surrounds oceanfront homes in Nags Head.

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Beachgoers at Kure Beach, North Carolina.

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Plywood panels with the names of memorable hurricanes are placed over storefront windows in downtown New Bern, North Carolina.


Michael Stephens’ name was misspelled in an earlier version of this post.

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