Greenville County Schools announced Monday morning the district has cancelled all field trips toward the coast through the weekend, but it hasn’t made any other cancellation decisions ahead of Hurricane Florence’s anticipated East Coast touchdown on Thursday.
The National Hurricane Center reported the storm had risen to a Category 4 hurricane shortly after noon Monday, with 130 mile per hour winds. The eye of Hurricane Florence is projected to hit the coast near the border of North Carolina and South Carolina, but the storm’s cone is projected to cover all of both states, according to the National Weather Service.
Beth Brotherton, a spokesperson for the district, said in a released statement the governor’s office has not yet requested the use of GCS school buses to aid in evacuation.
“Should that order come, we would handle it as we did when the buses were commandeered two years ago by continuing with our regular schedules and excusing transportation related absences,” the statement said.