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Will schools close in Beaufort County for Hurricane Florence?

File image of Beaufort County School District buses.
File image of Beaufort County School District buses.

Beaufort County School District plans to remain open Monday ahead of Hurricane Florence, according to Jim Foster, district spokesman.

As of Sunday eventing the district, had not made any other plans to close later in the week for the storm.

The school sent out an automated phone message to parents Sunday night. The message informed parents the district is monitoring the storm.

“If the storm should force changes to school schedules, that information will be posted to this website, to the district’s social media platform and to local news media,” says a message posted to the school’s website at 12:45 p.m. Sunday. “Parents will receive telephone and email updates this evening.”

The Beaufort County School District has previously shut down school for storms if an evacuation order is called. It also has closed schools for tropical storms that did not require an evacuation order.

Foster said Sunday that the district is dependent on information from emergency officials to make their decisions.

The state of South Carolina is preparing for some level of impact from Hurricane Florence, Gov. Henry McMaster announced Sunday.

The National Weather Service recommends to have these things handy during a hurricane.

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