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.

DAMAGE TOTALS

Structure Type

Affected

Minor

Major

Destroyed

Total

Damage Estimate

Residential

1015

57

36

2

1,110

6.768,600

Commercial

84

11

5

 

100

2,570,700

Public

11

1

4

 

16

5,415,300

Total

1,110

69

45

2

1,226

14,754,600

District / Town

Affected

Minor

Major

Destroyed

Total

Damage Estimate

Hatteras

111

5

1

 

117

588,219

Frisco

114

8

2

 

124

836,469

Buxton*

175

20

13

1

209

7,913,708

Avon

61

3

  

64

887,869

Rodanthe/Waves/Salvo**

 

1

  

1

49,900

Manns Harbor

30

2

  

32

43,644

Stumpy Point

5

1

  

6

108,595

Manteo Outside

20

1

4

1

26

466,615

Wanchese

4

4

  

8

54,260

Colington/ KDH Out

76

6

4

 

86

752,027

Martin’s Point

4

1

1

 

6

292,094

Town of Manteo

43

1

2

 

46

246,546

Nags Head

64

1

14

 

79

457,041

Kill Devil Hills

207

4

2

 

213

1,329,964

Kitty Hawk

88

1

2

 

91

476,913

Southern Shores

4

9

  

13

125,941

Duck

104

1

  

105

124,840

Totals

1110

69

45

2

1,226

14,754,644

* 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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1 Comment

  1. Does anyone know what the categories mean here? What is affected vs minor vs major? Seems like affected would be less than minor damage. Is that how it works?

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