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CCPS closed Thursday and Friday

Charlotte County Public Schools (CCPS) will be closed Thursday and Friday “due to the potential impact of Hurricane Florence”, according to a notice from the school.

The notice said 12 month employees would report in Thursday to help prepare the school buildings.

“Please be safe and take this weather event very seriously,” said the notice.

As of Tuesday morning, Florence was a category four hurricane expected to make landfall early Friday in the U.S.

“Looking toward the end of the week, there is increasing potential that Hurricane Florence will move inland along the South Carolina or North Carolina coast line, then track slowly west to northwest into western North Carolina, then potentially stall or meander about the western North Carolina, southwest Virginia, eastern Tennessee area for several days into early next week,” said a release from the National Weather Service. “While confidence in this scenario is increasing, there remains much uncertainty in a specific forecast and it will be later this week before such details are better known and can be refined.”

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