Hundreds were feared trapped by high water

Dorian’s floodwaters trap people in attics in North Carolina

A weakened Hurricane Dorian flooded homes on North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Friday with a fury that orange birkin replica took even storm hardened residents by surprise, forcing people to climb into their attics. Hundreds were feared trapped by high water, and neighbors used boats to rescue one another.

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Its winds down to 90 mph (145 kph), Dorian howled over the Outer Banks as a far weaker storm than the brute that wreaked havoc on the Bahamas at the start of the week. Just when it looked as if its run up the Southeast coast was coming to a relatively quiet end, the Category 1 hurricane sent seawater surging over neighborhoods, flooding the first floors of many homes, even ones on stilts.

Over and over, longtime residents said that they had never seen flooding so bad, and that places in their homes that had never flooded before were inundated.

Replica Hermes Bags “We were all on social media laughing about how we’d done well and there was really no flooding at all, just rain, typical rain,” Steve Harris, who has lived on Ocracoke Island for most of the last 19 years. And then, “the wall of water just came rushing through the island.” Replica Hermes Bags

“It just started looking like a bathtub, very quickly,” said aaa replica birkin bag Harris, who was safe in his third floor condo. National Guard helicopters also flew supplies and a rescue team in. Residents were told to get to the highest point in their look at here homes in the meantime.

“Several people were rescued from their upper floors or attics by boat by good Samaritans,” Ocracoke replica hermes bags Island restaurant owner Jason Wells said in a text message.

In Buxton on Hatteras Island, close to where Dorian blew ashore, Radio Hatteras volunteer Mary Helen Goodloe Murphy said that people were calling in to report that “houses are hermes replica shaking like crazy” and that “it’s never been like this before.”

By evening, the governor said that officials were aware of no serious injuries on the Outer Banks from the storm.

“The hurricane has left behind destruction where storm surge inundated Ocracoke Island,” Cooper said. after a week and a half in which it spread fear up and down the coast and kept people guessing as to where it would go.

By late afternoon, Dorian had peeled off the coastline and was hermes replica handbags finally making its exit out to sea.

Power outages had dropped by about one third, to around 213,000 in the Carolinas and Virginia.

Replica Hermes At least four deaths in Southeast were blamed on Dorian. All were men in Florida or North Carolina who died in falls or by electrocution while trimming trees, putting up storm shutters or otherwise getting ready for the hurricane. Replica Hermes

Replica Hermes Birkin As Dorian closed in, more than a quarter million residents and visitors were ordered to evacuate the Outer Banks, which stick out from the Eastern Seaboard like the side view mirror on a car. But many just tied down their boats, removed objects from their yards that could blow away, and hunkered down. Replica Hermes Birkin

Hermes Handbags Dorian slammed the Bahamas at the start of the week with 185 mph (295 kph) winds, killing at least 30 people and replica hermes himalayan bag price obliterating countless homes. From there, it look at this site swept past Florida and Georgia, then sideswiped the Carolinas on Thursday, spinning off tornadoes that peeled away roofs and flipped recreational vehicles. Hermes Handbags

cheap hermes belt Still, the hermes bracelet replica damage was far less than feared in many parts of the Carolinas, including historic Charleston, South Carolina, which is prone to flooding even from ordinary storms, and Wilmington, North Carolina, the state’s biggest coastal city cheap hermes belt.

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