Greenville County Schools monitoring Hurricane Michael

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Greenville County Schools is operating on a regular schedule, the district announced Wednesday morning.

“District officials will assess forecasted wind speeds later this evening to determine whether bus transportation could be impacted on Thursday,” spokesperson Beth Brotherton said in a released statement.

Hurricane Michael is a major Category 4 storm off the coast of the Florida Panhandle and is projected to start moving through South Carolina early Thursday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.

A statement from the district said projections show Hurricane Michael moving east with a bigger impact toward the Midlands. The state recommends buses not operate if sustained winds get up to 30 miles per hour.

“We will only cancel school if it appears the wind will be a problem during the hours our buses transport students to and from school,” Brotherton said in the statement. “Canceling school is a hardship for many of our families. School buildings can provide greater protection against severe weather than many residences. All of our schools have a storm radio that is tracked throughout the day.”

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