Ocracoke students get weekend getaway from rebuilding after hurricane

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (WITN) - Students from badly damaged Ocracoke Island are getting a weekend getaway, thanks to neighboring East Carteret High School.

Ocracoke suffered major flooding from Hurricane Dorian and residents have been trying to rebuild for weeks since the storm hit on September 5th.

Since then, many groups have sent hurricane relief supplies, but East Carteret High School wanted to do more by hosting 80 Ocracoke middle and high school students.

East Carteret School leaders say they wanted to give Ocracoke students a break from the stress of rebuilding.

East Carteret's Athletic Director Todd Morgan said, "This idea was neat because we could get the kids off the island and give them a break and get them some normalcy and give them some fun experiences and fun things to do, but then also give their parents and family back on the island a little break too."

Students will be doing various activities throughout the weekend before heading home on Sunday.

They're also returning to the Island with donated supplies for all 175 Ockracoke students in grades K-12.