No PC Football Or Classes; Red Devil Football TONIGHT

PC Football Cancels Game against Stetson AND PC CANCELS CLASSES; Clinton Varsity Plays Tonight

 

Presbyterian College’s football game against Stetson, originally scheduled as a home game then shifted to a road game on Sept. 15, will not be played due to impending weather associated with Hurricane Florence.

“With the track of Hurricane Florence shifting overnight, it became apparent that getting our football team and fans back home safely became more and more of a concern,” said PC Athletics Director Danny Sterling. “Everyone’s safety has been our focus from day one and that is what led us to this decision. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to those that are going to be affected by this storm.”

Fans that purchased single game tickets can call the ticket office.

 

Music on Main CANCELLED, Red Devils Play on Thursday - All Others Cancelled - and The City of Clinton

Main Street Clinton announced today (Sept. 12) that it is canceling this Thursday's Music on Main, due to preparations for Hurricane Florence. It will be rescheduled.

Clinton High Athletics has announced the varsity Red Devil game against Wren will be played Thursday, 7:30 pm kickoff, at Wilder Stadium (no middle school or junior varsity games on Thursday; Volleyball and tennis are postponed, also). Laurens plays host to Wade Hampton Thursday, and Laurens Academy plays host to WW King Thursday, both with 7 pm kickoffs.

 

Weather related announcements and updates

Check this page for the latest information during weather events.

11:10 a.m., Sept. 13, 2018: PC class and event cancellations

Presbyterian College has canceled classes on Friday, Sept. 14 and Monday, Sept. 17 due to the potential for hazardous weather brought about by Hurricane Florence. College offices will operate on a regular schedule, but various events have been canceled or postponed. The PC football game against Stetson University scheduled for Sept. 15, has been canceled. Family Weekend has been rescheduled for Sept. 21-23. In addition, Preview PC, originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15, has been postponed until Saturday, Oct. 13. A men's soccer game at Georgia State will be played Friday, instead of Saturday.

PC’s leadership team made the decision to ensure that members of our campus community and their families, as well as those planning to visit campus, can make timely decisions before the hurricane arrives.

Students should place a high priority on their health and safety, carefully evaluate road conditions and make wise decisions regarding any travel away from campus. The College will provide essential services to keep students on campus safe and secure. The College has supplies of food and drinking water, and Greenville Dining Hall will remain open.

According to the most recent forecast, Hurricane Florence will impact our region on Sunday, Sept. 16. Key PC personnel are in regular consultation with Laurens County emergency response officials. The College is working diligently to prepare our campus facilities to accommodate our students throughout the storm.

Updates will be posted onwww.presby.edu/weather.

4:30 p.m., Sept. 11, 2018: Family Weekend Reschedule

Presbyterian College has rescheduled Family Weekend to Friday, September 21 to Sunday, September 23.

Sept. 11, 2018: Monitoring Hurricane Florence

Presbyterian College values the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. We are currently monitoring Hurricane Florence to ensure we can take necessary precautions for the safety of our PC community.

Due to the storm, the following events have been postponed until further notice:

  • The pep rally scheduled for Thursday, Sep. 13
  • Family Weekend scheduled for Friday to Sunday, Sep. 14 to 16
  • Community Brunch scheduled for Sunday, Sep. 16

All athletic events are considered pending at this time, including the upcoming volleyball games, soccer matches and the football game against Stetson University this Saturday.

We will continue to monitor the storm and will provide an update on Thursday regarding the pending athletic events and all other campus events.

Red Cross shelters in the area are available to provide shelter for Laurens County residents who may need it. The two Red Cross approved shelters are the Laurens YMCA and the First Presbyterian Church Family Life Center in Clinton These locations will be on standby if needed.

Students are asked to please share this message with your parents or other family members.

Visit www.presby.edu/weather for any updated information.

 

THE CITY OF CLINTON PREPARES FOR HURRICANE FLORENCE

 

City of Clinton personnel are actively monitoring Hurricane Florence as well as participating in state and local emergency management preparations.

Employees are currently making preparations to be ready for a potential threat to our citizens such as clearing storm drains, stocking trucks and ensuring emergency equipment and vehicles are equipped and fueled. 

The City will move into Operation Condition 3 early Thursday morning to further city preparations.

City of Clinton Director of Risk Management Robin Entrekin encourages all citizens to begin preparations now, but especially those with special medical needs. “Citizens that have medical conditions/concerns such as prescription medications or home based oxygen generators and similar medical equipment should begin making preparations now for back up sources such as ensuring medications are filled, alternative electrical energy sources and fuel are available, as well as having fresh batteries for flashlights and additional water/food supplies on hand in the event of a power outage.”

Clinton Public Works crews are working to clear storm drains in preparation for large amounts of rainfall and have contacted the Laurens office of the Department of Transportation to request preventative assistance in storm drain clean outs as well. “We realize there are several areas in the city limits that are prone to flooding when we receive significant amounts of rainfall. Unfortunately, some of the flood prone areas are located in state or privately maintained areas. We have requested assistance from the local department of transportation in regards to these problem areas,” reports Clinton Public Works Director Dale Satterfield.

Satterfield also encourages residents to assist with keeping the storm drainage system working properly by not placing yard debris and other items adjacent or next to drainage structures.

Laurens County Emergency Management Director Joey Avery met with City Manager Bill Ed Cannon, Police Chief Robin Morse, and Director of Risk Management Robin Entrekin to review the county’s emergency plan and process for opening Red Cross approved shelters. 

We have two Red Cross approved shelters that will be on standby should we need to open them. These shelters are the Laurens YMCA and the FirstPresbyterian Church Family Life Center in Clinton. I have coordinated with DSS and Red Cross as they have established staff on call shift schedules to manage shelter operations. We will also have water as well as MRE's on hand for immediate food needs until feeding operations can be established,” Avery said.

Avery went on to say, “Shelter operations must be opened and staffed by trained personnel around the clock to operate correctly. So our process, as it has been in the past is, anyone needing a shelter will be directed to the Clinton and Laurens City Police Departments for initial staging. Once we identity a shelter is needed, we will open one very quickly. This process will allow us to better utilize our manpower and staffing requirements.”

City Manager Bill Ed Cannon said, “We are ready and City staff including key senior administrative staff, public works, police and fire personnel are on-call 24 hours a day to address any situation that may arise. Additionally, we are in constant contact with local and state emergency management agencies and we will post safety, outage information and weather updates on our website and social media outlets as it is available.”

Clinton Police Chief Robin Morse encourages citizens to make emergency preparations and plans now reminding citizens, “It’s better to err on the side of caution.”

To report an outage, street flooding, downed trees or power lines call 833.7520 or 833.7512.

 

 

 

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