Dorian hits Outer Banks with 100 mph winds, 14 inches of rain

First responders arrived by helicopter to Okracoke Island, hit hard by the hurricane, to help the estimated 800 people who did not evacuate.
3:34 | 09/07/19

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night as we begin with the rescues underway right now after days of saying it could happen, Dorian has in fact made land fall in the North Carolina's outer banks. Winds gusting over 100 miles per hour, and dumping nearly 14 inches of rain. And a powerful storm surge. Catastrophicing flooding tonight on okracoke island and the wind and tornados leebing a traul of damage and hundreds of thousands without power as we come on tonight and it's not over yet. We have a new track and again tomorrow and Stephanie Ramos in North Carolina where the eye passed through and the emergency rescues are underway. Reporter: Tonight hurricane Dorian mocking land fall in the outer banks. Winds gusting over 100 miles per hour and dumping nearly 14 inch oz of rain. This is a flash flood emergency for okracoke island. Reporter: Okracoke island, the hardest hit area, rain colliding with storm surge. First responders choppering in to aid the estimated 800 people who did not evacuate. We didn't know it was going to be this bad. It rose about 5 feet in an hour. I think it went up 7 feet total. It was about a foot and a half inside of my house. Reporter: The hurricane lashing much of North Carolina's outer banks. We are being pelted by sand and rain right now. Dorian has finally made landfall here along the outer banks. The wind has been howling here for hours. You can see the grass on these dunes being pushed sideways. Even the shingles on this house flying off. Dorian is slamming these barrier islands. Reporter: Our rob Marciano measuring the power of those gusts. Winds gusting up to 77 miles per hour now. Coming off the sound. We got sound surge flooding. Debris and water covering this road. We're still 4 hours from high tide. Reporter: In Norfolk, Virginia, trees crashing down onto cars and homes. I just made my morning coffee and next thing I know the whole house starts shaking. Reporter: The house has apparently been condemned. And we're seeing new images of the destruction from more than 20 reported tornadoes on Thursday. Emerald isle, North Carolina residents trying to salvage what they can. This as utility crews race to restore power across the region. At one point, more than 375 thousand in the dark. Stephanie, so men ea homes are damaged. Reporter: So much damage that it's gone. One of the oldest and best loved fishing by locales washed away. Bug piece oz of the peer have washed off but that's 75 feet of peer gone. Proof of how powerful the wind and rain is that rolled through here. In this of the storm and let's get back to rob tonight. In magshead, North Carolina and it's not over yet. Reporter: You can see the wind still pushing waves over the highway behind me. And now it's picking up steam, 24 miles per hour. But 90 mile-per-hour winds south of nantucket by 300 miles and we have tropical storm warnings there and coastal flood advisories, potentially making land fall tomorrow in nova Scotia. By tomorrow morning a windy day, potentially over 60 miles per hour. T definitely dangerous. The hurricane that will not go away.. Our thanks again tonight and we cannot forget the humanitarian disaster. The death toll isx pkted to grow. And tonight the umages here, an

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