Local

The latest on area schools as Hurricane Michael moves closer to the Grand Strand

Hurricane Michael makes Category 4 landfall in Florida, continues to track northeast

Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle as a powerful Category 4 storm with sustained winds around 155 mph. Tropical storm force winds are likely in Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia.
Up Next
Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle as a powerful Category 4 storm with sustained winds around 155 mph. Tropical storm force winds are likely in Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia.

Two local school districts have announced closures for Thursday as Category 4 Hurricane Michael makes landfall in Florida on Wednesday and is expected to move northwest toward South Carolina.

Horry County Schools and offices will be closed Thursday due to possible high winds and strong gusts, including the possibility of tornadoes. Georgetown County School District announced school will be closed on Thursday.

HSC plans to reopen Friday, pending “the availability of power and the outcome of damage assessments of our schools and facilities,” according to a release. The potential make-up day will be discussed next semester, the release said.

Live Wednesday updates for the Myrtle Beach area as Hurricane Michael heads this way.

Hannah Strong: 843-444-1765, @HannahLStrong

  Comments