Ocracoke re-opens today

By on December 2, 2019


Three months after it was devastated by the winds and water from Hurricane Dorian, Ocracoke Island opens for visitors today, Monday Dec. 2.

This story in the Ocracoke Observer https://ocracokeobserver.com/2019/11/22/what-to-expect-whats-open-when-ocracoke-opens-dec-2/ offers a good accounting of what to expect and what will be functioning when the island fully re-opens.

Voice reporter Lucy Papachristou recently spent several days on Ocracoke and reported on a community that is working hard on a long and difficult road to recovery—with the help of a lot of generous folks inside and outside the community. https://outerbanksvoice.com/2019/11/25/it-will-never-be-the-same-again/

Some residents interviewed for that story did wonder whether re-opening the island to visitors was a good idea at this point. But there can be no doubt that Dec. 2 becomes another important milestone in Ocracoke’s battle to come back.


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