Horry County Schools announced Wednesday that classes will be canceled for the remainder of the week, and classes will begin Monday with the exception of the Green Sea Floyds attendance area, which will need more evaluation.
Georgetown County’s school district will also remain closed the rest of the week, the district announced Wednesday, and classes will resume Monday.
According to an email from Superintendent Rick Maxey, three schools are still without electricity, and 24 are without telephone service. Nine schools don’t have access to district-supported technology, three schools don’t have the ability to offer meals, and six have fallen trees nearby that block access.
At Waterway Elementary School in North Myrtle Beach, part of the HVAC system was picked up by the wind and dropped back down, which tore a hole in a hallway ceiling, said schools spokeswoman Teal Britton. National Weather service meteorologist Rick Kreitner said winds in the area reached a maximum speed of 70 mph.
Horry County School's transportation office in Conway was surrounded by downed power lines were down and part of the HVAC unit on the roof had been ripped apart by what Kreitner said was a maximum wind speed of 48 mph.
Access inside the bundling was prohibited, but on Tuesday, workers were moving out file cabinets, printers and fax machines, and loading them into a truck.
Britton said the building was “a loss.”
The Green Sea Floyds attendance area was also closed for the week.
Both Coastal Carolina University and Horry-Georgetown Technical University plan to begin classes Thursday.
Coastal students who evacuated to Clemson University were set to arrive on campus Wednesday afternoon, and residence halls opened Wednesday at noon.
The school plans to extend the mid-term deadline for grades to Oct. 21, and some classes and final exams will be Saturday and Sunday.
Christian Boschult, 843-626-0218, @TSN_Christian