It’s not every day a fellow Outer Banks resident lands in The New York Times Opinions section, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Kelley Shinn, a writer and Ocracoke resident, wrote a heartrending letter to the editor of the The Times, pleading Ocracoke’s case to the public. Three weeks after Hurricane Dorian devastated the island, the situation remains dire. The island has yet to be declared a National Disaster and receive support from FEMA, leaving Ocracoke residents – a group of folks proud of their independent spirit and self-sufficiency – with no choice but to ask the nation to help.
You can read Kelley’s piece here.
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