Tornado fueled by Hurricane Dorian leaves N.C. island town wondering if it can recover

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. — Joann Davy, 83, clutched her kitchen countertop when she felt the tornado begin to lift her home, the water-borne twister flinging and shredding trailers in the mobile home park she had managed for 20 years. Her thoughts flashed to escape routes as her beachside trailer rose into the air, but Davy’s…

Tornadoes hit Carolinas as Hurricane Dorian floods Charleston; 200K without power

A reinvigorated Hurricane Dorian roared toward the Carolinas on Thursday, bringing tropical storm conditions along the South Carolina coast and flooding in Charleston, along with the threat of tornadoes across the region, including northward into North Carolina. The National Hurricane Center said as of 2 p.m. that Dorian is a Category 2 storm with maximum…

Hurricane Dorian is spinning up a slew of tornadoes. Here’s why.

Tornado watches were plastered across the eastern Carolinas on Thursday, with a spattering of tornado warnings popping up. It sounds like a typical outbreak of summertime severe weather, but the weather forecast for the coastal Carolinas is far from ordinary: There’s a Category 3 hurricane bearing down on them. Twisters began spinning up in Dorian’s…

Heavy damage but no injuries reported from intense storms

Severe storms that spawned several reports of tornadoes left behind damage across the Triangle on Friday, but no injuries were reported. There were reports of tornadoes in Chatham, Orange, Edgecombe, Moore, Halifax and Sampson counties, and there were reports of funnel clouds in Wilson and Northampton counties. The National Weather Service will survey the damage…