Hurricane Dorian

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Amid Dorian's Wreckage, a Miracle Find

Volunteer helicopter pilot finds small village of survivors in the rubble

(Newser) - "He had this intuition that he had to fly back over," says Angela Johnson of her helicopter pilot husband Justin's sense that he had to return to a debris field on Little Abaco Island. Justin Johnson was volunteering in the wake of Hurricane Dorian's destruction, and... More »

Hurricane Survivor, 12, Was Sent to Migrant Detention Center

Bahamian girl has now been reunited with family

(Newser) - A 12-year-old girl from the Bahamas who ended up in a migrant detention center in Florida after fleeing the destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian has been reunited with her family. Kaytora Paul flew to Miami with her godmother on Sunday after being evacuated from hard-hit Abaco Island, where the roof... More »

Michael Jordan Makes Big Move for Bahamas

NBA legend donates $1M for hurricane relief

(Newser) - Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas, and Michael Jordan says he, too, is "devastated" when he looks at the destruction. The former NBA great has a personal link to the islands, "where I own property and visit frequently," he says in a statement obtained by TMZ . And so... More »

Report: Wilbur Ross Intervened After Trump's Dorian Tweet

Sources say commerce chief threatened firings at NOAA

(Newser) - Hurricane Dorian is now dissipating over the North Atlantic—but the political storm that began with President Trump's incorrect claim that the hurricane was expected to hit Alabama is still with us. Sources tell the New York Times that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross threatened to fire senior National Oceanic... More »

Trump Contradicts Official on Bahamians' Travel Documents

President wants to keep out 'some very bad people'

(Newser) - Anyone in the Bahamas whose life is in danger is "going to be allowed to come to the United States, whether you have travel documents or not." On the other hand, "Everybody needs totally proper documentation." The first statement came Monday from the acting head of... More »

Before Alabama Controversy, NOAA Staff Had Been Warned

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration told staff not to contradict Trump

(Newser) - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Friday issued a statement backing President Trump's claim, nearly a week prior, that Alabama faced serious risk from Hurricane Dorian. NOAA's support of Trump was a head-scratcher, because the National Weather Service (a NOAA agency) had quickly refuted Trump's claim... More »

Dorian Turns Wrath on Canada

Storm brings 80mph winds to country's eastern coast

(Newser) - The storm that has already walloped the Virgin Islands, Bahamas, and North Carolina is now bringing hurricane-force winds to far-eastern Canada, reports the AP . Dorian has knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people, toppled a huge construction crane, and ripped roofs off apartments in the city of Halifax.... More »

Va. University to Dorian's Student Victims: Come on In

Hampton University is offering free tuition to Bahamas students displaced by hurricane

(Newser) - One silver lining has emerged in the wake of Hurricane Dorian's destruction in the Bahamas: Two university presidents—friends and former colleagues—have arranged for students at the devastated University of the Bahamas to attend Hampton University in Virginia tuition-free for a semester. As the New York Times reports,... More »

Dorian Strengthens, Heads Toward Canada

Outer Banks assesses the damage

(Newser) - Skies cleared and floodwaters receded Saturday from North Carolina's Outer Banks, leaving behind a muddy trail of destruction wrought by Hurricane Dorian, which still was expected to unleash powerful winds in New England and Nova Scotia. Dorian's worst damage in the US appeared to be on Ocracoke Island,... More »

NOAA Takes on NWS in Trump Storm Controversy

NOAA backs Trump; head of NWS Employees Organization calls NOAA remarks 'disgusting'

(Newser) - We're in Day 6 of the metaphorical storm swirling around President Trump regarding a literal storm, and now the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been dragged into it. CNN reports the government agency issued a statement Friday backing the president's claim on Sunday that the state of... More »

In NC, Dorian May Trap Hundreds in Attics

Category 1 hurricane howls in the Outer Banks

(Newser) - A weakened Hurricane Dorian flooded homes on North Carolina's Outer Banks on Friday with a ferocity that took even storm-hardened residents by surprise, forcing people to retreat to their attics. Hundreds were feared trapped by high water, per the AP .
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Trump Pressed Fox Reporter Over Alabama Controversy

President again tweets about the hurricane controversy

(Newser) - President Trump really doesn't want to let this days-long Alabama-Hurricane Dorian mess fade to memory. Not content with numerous tweets repeating his claim that the state was threatened by the storm, Trump called Fox News senior White House correspondent John Roberts into the Oval Office on Thursday to repeat... More »

'Staggering' Death Toll Expected in Bahamas

International aid effort is gaining momentum

(Newser) - The official death toll from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas now stands at 30, but with hundreds, possibly thousands of people missing, authorities say the final count could be "staggering." "The public needs to prepare for unimaginable information about the death toll and the human suffering,"... More »

Hurricane Dorian Lashes Outer Banks

Storm has weakened to a Category 1

(Newser) - Dorian howled over North Carolina's Outer Banks on Friday, lashing the low-lying barrier islands as a weakened Category 1 hurricane. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association weather station at Cape Lookout, located inside the western eyewall of Dorian, reported sustained hurricane-force winds of 74mph, the National Hurricane Center reported... More »

Storm Heads for Outer Banks

Tornadoes leave behind destruction in Carolinas

(Newser) - Hurricane Dorian sideswiped the Carolinas with shrieking winds, tornadoes and sideways rain Thursday as it closed in for a possible direct hit on the dangerously exposed Outer Banks. At least four deaths in the Southeast were blamed on the storm. Twisters spun off by Dorian peeled away roofs and flipped... More »

Trump Doubles Down on Alabama Controversy

He says state was in the crosshairs and the media is unfairly going after him

(Newser) - The controversy over Alabama and Hurricane Dorian is going to live at least another day. President Trump tweeted about the subject three times Thursday morning, reiterating his claims that the state was in the crosshairs of Dorian in early forecasts and that the media is showing its bias by criticizing... More »

As Dorian Came, a Man's Quest to Prove Wife Wrong Led to This

To protect his smart car from hurricane's winds, a Fla. man parked it in his kitchen

(Newser) - It started as a lighthearted challenge between a Florida couple: Can a smart car fit into their kitchen? The answer: It sure can. Patrick Eldridge parked his smart car in his Jacksonville kitchen to protect it from Hurricane Dorian because he didn't want it to "blow away,"... More »

Dorian Regains Strength, Lashes Carolina Coasts

Storm is now a Category 3

(Newser) - Hurricane Dorian has regained strength and is now lashing the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas as a Category 3 storm. The National Hurricane Center said Wednesday night that the storm, which is slowly moving north, had been upgraded, with wind speeds of around 115mph, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Forecasters... More »

Trump Displays Hurricane Map Altered to Include Alabama

It's not clear who was behind 'Sharpie-gate'

(Newser) - In what President Trump's critics are calling "Sharpie-gate," the president delivered a Hurricane Dorian update Wednesday in front of a map that had been doctored to back up his claim that the storm had been expected to hit Alabama . The NOAA forecast map from Aug. 29 had... More »

'Generational Devastation' in the Bahamas

Dorian death toll of 20 is expected to rise

(Newser) - Hurricane Dorian has now moved away from the Bahamas, leaving chaos, devastation, and at least 20 dead behind it. Bahamas Health Minister Duane Sands tells NBC that the death toll is expected to rise significantly when searches of hard-hit remote areas are completed. "We've had an absolute horrendous... More »

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