Hurricane Irma continues to be closely monitored by the National Hurricane Center and the South Carolina Emergency Management Division. Governor McMaster has declared a state of emergency and has urged all citizens to begin to prepare for the storm.
Governor McMaster stated in his press conference today (9/7/17) that his orders for schools will be announced tomorrow. He said he is likely to announce that some or all schools and state government offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday to allow for less traffic on state roads. Roads will be crowded with people evacuating inland from the SC coast and from neighboring states. Also, many schools are designated as Red Cross shelters and may need to be used.
High winds may cause power outages or could prevent us from running school buses. Buses may not be driven if winds are greater than 30 miles per hour. Heavy rains could cause isolated flooding, making travel dangerous.
In the event of school closings, you will be notified via our phone messenger system. Please be sure we have correct contact information for you. Information will also be shared on this page, our district website, and local TV and radio stations.
More information about how Hurricane Irma might affect South Carolina may be found at http://scemd.org/.