The northern towns on the Outer Banks were largely spared the wrath of Hurricane Dorian. Our neighbors to the south were not as fortunate, and there is a continued need for support on Ocracoke Island and Hatteras Island.
How can you help?
One of the most popular questions we get during and after a hurricane is how people who love ❤ the Outer Banks can help the people on the Outer Banks to get this wonderful place and its people back on their feet. Our friends to the south in Ocracoke and Hatteras are currently cleaning up profound damage. There is still a high amount of uncertainty in these areas. They have a long road to recovery, but you can help.
While there are many groups that can help, the Outer Banks Community Foundation has the local connections, staff, and expertise to make a fast and sustainable impact exactly where it’s needed the most.
As we have in the past, Twiddy & Company made a $1,000 donation to the Outer Banks Community Foundation’s disaster fund just after the storm passed through. We encourage anyone who loves the Outer Banks to make a meaningful donation as well.
You can also help by following the OBCF on Facebook and sharing their updates with your friends and loved ones.
What is the status of the northern Outer Banks?
We began welcoming vacationers back to the northern Outer Banks on Sunday, September 8th, just a few days after the storm passed through. The northern Outer Banks has largely been cleaned up from Dorian. Debris piles that line area streets are in the process of being removed.
Although the northern Outer Banks was largely spared, there was some structure damage, flooding, countless trees down, and widespread power outages. Two of the Outer Banks’ beloved fishing piers, Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head Pier, were damaged in the large surf produced by Dorian. Avalon Pier lost approximately 300 feet of the end of the pier, and Nags Head Pier is now about 75 feet shorter.
The video below was filmed in the days after Hurricane Dorian moved away from the Outer Banks. It details hurricane damage in the Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head areas as the cleanup and power restoration efforts were just beginning.
As always during a hurricane, Twiddy & Company diligently distributes updates to our guests, owners, employees, and the general public as quickly as possible on our weather page. Hurricanes can be stressful and difficult, but we try our best to remain calm and provide accurate information to all.