Hurricane Dorian left nearly $15 million in damages from Duck to Hatteras Island

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Hurricane Dorian damaged 1,126 homes, commercial buildings and public facilities from Duck to Hatteras Island, resulting in an estimated $14,754,644 in damages, Dare County officials said Tuesday.

The storm caused “significant, widespread, storm‐related property damage as a result of high winds and soundside flooding from storm surge,” the county said in a damage estimate report.

Sustained hurricane and tropical storm force winds over a period of about eight hours Friday, Sept. 6 caused very high water levels on the sound throughout the county, particularly areas south of Oregon Inlet.

The damage was spread across most districts and was all very similar in nature.  

The villages of Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras at the southern end of Hatteras Island witnessed the most flooding, the report said.  High winds caused significant siding, roof and shingle damage in all districts, as well as substantial property damage from fallen trees on structures.

Flooding along N.C. 12 in Hatteras village, Sept. 6, 2019 {Photo courtesy Rocco’s Hatteras]

“Debris removal could be significant due to widespread vegetative and flood‐related debris,” the report said.

Besides damage to homes and buildings, there was considerable damage to cars, boats, campers and recreational vehicles. Those damage reports are not part of the report released Tuesday.


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Damage Estimate





District / Town

Damage Estimate




Manns Harbor


Stumpy Point


Manteo Outside


Colington/ KDH Out


Martin’s Point


Town of Manteo


Kill Devil Hills


Kitty Hawk


Southern Shores



* revised damage estimate to Cape Hatteras Secondary School from 14,480,800 to 5,254,800. ** added minor damaged residential structure in Salvo.

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