OCRACOKE ISLAND, N.C. (WAVY) — Ocracoke Island was set to reopen to visitors at 5 a.m. Monday following an evacuation order issued in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.
The storm caused major damage to the Hyde County island when it came through the eastern North Carolina region the first week of September.
Hyde County officials originally wanted to lift the order back in November, but a recent nor’easter that caused damage to the main road on the Outer Banks, N.C. 12, delayed the process.
Ocracoke homeowners were allowed to return to the island Sept. 9.
FEMA denied individual aid to Ocracoke following the storm, but Governor Roy Cooper signed a declaration in October to help residents with disaster relief.
More headlines from CBS17.com:
- Sen. Bernie Sanders heads back to NC ahead of Super Tuesday
- Gibbs scores with 0.1 seconds left, Irish beat BC 62-61
- Hughes scores 25, Syracuse blows out Pittsburgh 72-49
- Clark’s 3-pointer lifts Virginia past Virginia Tech, 56-53
- House passes bill to make lynching a federal crime, 65 years after death of Emmett Till
For more stories like this that matter to you, click here to download the CBS 17 News app for free.
Watch live newscasts, get breaking news and sign up for push alerts – download now