Storm Path

Graphic showing the storm's projected path as of Saturday morning. 

Forecasters following the erratic path of Hurricane Dorian say the storm could hit Moore County and other parts of central North Carolina next week.

The hurricane, which was upgraded to a Category 4 storm as it churned across the Atlantic Ocean on Friday evening, was previously expected to have little impact on the Sandhills. But a swerve in the storm’s projected track has increased the “likelihood that impacts from Dorian will be felt across portions of central North Carolina,” according to a statement issued Saturday morning by the National Weather Service office in Raleigh.

“Specifics remain too uncertain, but now is the time to finalize emergency plans and make necessary preparations,” the statement said.

Rain Predictions

Graphic showing rainfall predictions as of Saturday morning. 

The most recent forecast puts Moore County in the so-called cone of uncertainty, a graphic used by meteorologists to illustrate a storm system’s possible route. Based on the latest predictions, the hurricane could reach North Carolina shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday.

Many people in the Sandhills have not yet recovered from Hurricane Florence, which caused more than $2 million in damage to local homes last September. Officials in Robbins are still working to repair infrastructure destroyed by that storm.

Writing on Facebook, Moore County Public Safety urged residents not to let their “guard down about Hurricane Dorian.”

“The track is ever-changing,” the agency said. “Be sure to have your emergency kits prepared.”

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a basic emergency kit should include the following items:

• Enough water and non-perishable food for at least three days

• Bandages, gauze and other first aid items

• Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

• Flashlights and extra batteries

• Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

• Portable radio

• Whistle to signal for help

• Local maps

(3) comments

Kent Misegades

It’s remarkable that weather experts know without a shadow of a doubt that humans will cause the seas to rise in 12 years yet they can’t tell us what will happen in a few days. What a great profession - you can be wrong most of the time and remain employed. Just like MSM reporters.

Dan Roman

Kent, as usual, doesn't know what he is commenting about nor care because his ignorance allows him to be an expert commentator about everything.

Brian Hicks

Also, do an article right below thats says......



Meteorologists Say Hurricane Dorian Could NOT Hit Sandhills



Stir it up Pilot, now I wont be able to get bread and milk for days. Thanks.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Comments that violate any of the rules above are subject to removal by staff.

Thank you for Reading!

Please purchase a subscription to continue reading. Subscribe today and support local community journalism.

Digital Only Subscriptions

Thank you for visiting ThePilot.com and supporting award-winning community journalism. Not everyone wants to have a newspaper delivered to their home, but they want to keep up with the latest news in Moore County. Click here to gain digital-only access and support local journalism.

Starting at
$1.07 for 1 day

Connect Print Subscription to Digital Access

Thank you for visiting ThePilot.com. Your Pilot subscription entitles you to unlimited digital access. Simply log in. From the home page, click on Subscription Services. Then click on "Pilot All Access Print Subscribers." It should show your phone number . If so, click "Sign Up." After a few seconds, it will take you back to the home page. Log out, then log back in. You're set! For any problems, call our customer service number at 910-693-2487 or 693-2488.

Free access for current print subscribers