On Thursday, state education leaders got an overview of Hurricane Dorian's impact on
"The life that I've watched go by me over the past month is nothing that I'd ever wish on anyone," Hyde County School Superintendent
Basnight showed images of a community where the flooding unexpectedly was higher than anyone on the island could remember. Piles of items stretching 10 to 15 feet high lined the road as people dealt with the destruction.
Basnight said he realized it was important to establish normalcy for the community by getting students back to school. But he said damage to the roads and ferry docks meant getting students off the island to go to other schools wasn't an option.
"My staff, my student body and the people of
People have asked how they can donate supplies. Basnight said that's there's no place to put them. Instead, the school district is asking people to send monetary donations.
She said the state's fund will cover what's left over after what's paid out by the national flood insurance program.
In contrast, Townsend said
"Fortunately it (Dorian) was not as impactful to all of
How to help
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Ocracoke School Donation
PO Box 217
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