Scenes from the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian on Ocracoke Island
Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. 4 p.m.
By Connie Leinbach
“We’re resilient; we’re responding,” said Tom Pahl, Ocracoke’s county commissioner, about the historic flooding from when Hurricane Dorian inundated on Ocracoke yesterday.
Food, water and supplies have been delivered nonstop via helicopter and boat since Friday afternoon.
Running water has been turned back on, said Dave Tolson, Ocracoke Sanitary District manager, but Ocracoke is under a boil water advisory until further notice. Any water consumption—used in cooking, eating–needs to be boiled for at least one minute, he said.
Electricity is still off and it will be a while until full service is restored, Pahl said.
Officials are working on getting various services to the island: Salvation Army cooked meals, ice, portable showers and more.