Be prepared to batten down the hatches - again
NEW INFORMATION: SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, PC & Piedmont Tech are closed today, threat of flooding w-Office of the Governor statement, Red Cross statement, Facebook statement
District 56 announced today (Oct. 10) that there will be NO SCHOOL tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 11 -- wind gusts are expected to exceed 35 mph and that is the legal limit to operate school buses. This cancellation will be made up on March 18.
As things stand now - barring extensive damage - there will be classes in District 56 on Friday, Oct. 12. Presbyterian College and all campuses of Piedmont Technical College are closed today.
Statement - After having reviewed the latest weather information and having spoken with Laurens County Emergency Management, Laurens County School District 56 will not have school tomorrow, Thursday, October 11. Wind gusts are likely to exceed the 39 miles per hour threshold (that classifies it as a tropical storm). Busses cannot be on the road with wind gusts above 35 mph and preferably 30 miles per hour (for extended periods). There will also be NO GAMES tonight (Oct. 10) and there will be no activity after school hours tomorrow since we will be out of school. We will plan to be in school on Friday, October 12, since this is a fast moving storm. We will make up tomorrow's cancellation on Monday, March 18, 2019. Mark your calendars now that we will be in school on Monday, March 18, 2019.
Laurens County was placed under a Tornado Warning at 3 am today (Oct. 11), but no tornado-touchdowns were reported.