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