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New School Planned On North Carolina Island Hit By Dorian

Connie Leinbach/Ocracoke Observer

A new school is set to be built on a North Carolina barrier island that was hit by a hurricane last year, leaving the former building heavily damaged. News outlets have reported that Hurricane Dorian struck the Outer Banks’ Ocracoke Island in September 2019, sending more than 5 feet of water into some areas, and flooding the only school building on the island. The Virginian Pilot says a $9.5 million building is now set to be built as a replacement. The structure will sit more than 7 feet above sea level, and is expected to be completed in 2022. The newspaper said state and federal dollars will fund the construction.