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US Cows swept out to sea by Hurricane Dorian are found months later – on the Outer Banks

02:30  13 november  2019
02:30  13 november  2019 Source:   charlotteobserver.com

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The Outer Banks of North Carolina could be the closest Hurricane Dorian comes to landfall this week, and county officials have begun warning tourists and residents to leave before it’s too late . Weather News. Hurricane Dorian could trap people on the Outer Banks . NC governor orders evacuation.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cape Lookout National Seashore on the Outer Banks has discovered three cows are roaming the national park, and it is believed they got there by swimming four to five miles across the Core Sound during Hurricane Dorian.

a view of a beach next to a body of water: Three © Chris Seward/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS Three "sea cows" that were swept off Cedar Island during Hurricane Dorian apparently swam to Cape Lookout National Seashore, shown here in a file image.

All three were living on Cedar Island when the hurricane generated a “mini tsunami” on Sept. 6, sweeping much of the wildlife off the island, including 28 wild horses that perished, officials say.

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NAGS HEAD, N.C. — Hurricane Dorian finally made landfall in the United States on Friday morning on North Carolina’s Outer Banks , where it knocked out power, flooded homes and businesses, and temporarily trapped residents of remote Ocracoke Island, where floodwaters reached up to seven feet.

Dorian , a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph, was quickly moving away from the Mid-Atlantic states Friday night and heading for Nova Scotia, the National Hurricane “People on the ground who felt the effects of Dorian are our focus today,” he said in a statement.

Cape Lookout Spokesman B. G. Horvat told McClatchy news group park staff spotted the first cow on the North Core barrier island about a month after the storm. The others revealed themselves in the past two weeks, and the trio are now grazing peacefully together on federal grass, he said.

Horvat believes they survived the amazing trip pushed by storm surge. Any farther, and they’d have drifted into the Atlantic, which happened to some of the wild horses that died.

“I’ll say it’s about 4 miles across Core Sound,” Horvat told McClatchy in an email. “Remember, the cows and all the horses were swept away with the water surging back. Who knows exactly, but the cows certainly have a gripping story to share.”

Horvat speculates the cows will have to be sedated and taken back to Cedar Island by boat.

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Now that Hurricane Dorian has finally made landfall, here's what's happening in the mid-Atlantic region this weekend. Cape Hatteras lies near the bottom end of the Outer Banks , a 200-mile chain of narrow barrier islands off the coasts of North Carolina and Virginia that are hugely popular with

The cattle – affectionately known as “sea cows” along the coast – are part of a wild herd co-managed by Woody Hancock, who told McClatchy he is working on a plan to get the trio back.

National Park Service officials said Tuesday they have given him 30 days. “After the 30 days, the park will have to deal with it. I’m not sure what the plan would be if the park deals with it,” Horvat told McClatchy.

Hancock believes the cows were swept away when an 8-foot “mini tsunami” hit Cedar Island as Hurricane Dorian made landfall in North Carolina. However, it wasn’t water from the ocean, but storm surge from the other direction, experts say.

The hurricane pushed water into coastal bays, creeks and rivers, and all that storm surge rushed back toward the Outer Banks as the winds shifted, experts say. The resulting “wall of water” hit not only Cedar Island, but caused devastating floods on Ocracoke Island and ripped up sections of the coastal highway, NC 12.

An undisclosed number of wild horses from Cedar Island were found dead on Cape Lookout after the storm, and video surfaced on social media of one allegedly seen floating in the Atlantic Ocean.

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