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Hurricane Florence: Duke, NC State, UNC, other Triangle universities cancel classes

Scientists fly inside the eye of Hurricane Florence

Scientists filmed inside the eye of Hurricane Florence on September 10, as parts of the country braced itself for the impact of the Category 4 storm this week. This video was captured by scientist Heather Holbach for the Hurricane Research Division.
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Scientists filmed inside the eye of Hurricane Florence on September 10, as parts of the country braced itself for the impact of the Category 4 storm this week. This video was captured by scientist Heather Holbach for the Hurricane Research Division.

Most college students in Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh won’t have classes when Hurricane Florence arrives in North Carolina.

East Carolina University is canceling classes after noon Tuesday for the rest of this week.

Duke University has canceled all classes after 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. It will operate under the severe weather and emergency condition policy beginning Thursday at noon. University officials canceled or postponed all athletic events scheduled between Thursday and Saturday.

Meredith College has canceled on-campus classes starting 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Administrative offices will also be closed during that time frame. Residence halls and the dining hall will stay open.

N.C. Central University will operate under reduced operations starting Tuesday at 5 p.m. The university has canceled all classes Wednesday through Friday. The university is encouraging students who live on campus to travel home after classes on Tuesday.

N.C. State University will suspend classes from noon Wednesday to 5 p.m. Sunday, the university announced Monday afternoon. It plans to resume classes Monday morning. For now, N.C. State plans to keep all residence halls and university dining facilities plan open.

Shaw University will suspend classes beginning 5 p.m. Tuesday. All classes scheduled Wednesday through Saturday are canceled. The university plans to resume classes beginning 8 a.m. Monday.

St. Augustine’s University has canceled classes Wednesday through the rest of the week. Classes will resume Monday if weather permits. Residence halls and the dining facility will remain open. Students will stay in the Emery Gymnasium if the university loses power.

UNC-Chapel Hill has suspended classes from 5 p.m. Tuesday until Friday, according to an AlertCarolina update Monday night. The university also “strongly encouraged” students to leave campus by Wednesday, but said in its AlertCarolina message that residence halls would remain open during the storm.

UNC Wilmington started its “a voluntary evacuation for students” at noon Monday and said on its website that classes will be canceled.

Florence is projected to make landfall on the North Carolina coast late Thursday or early Friday and could between 5 to 10 inches of rain in the Triangle, according to ABC 11. Florence could bring hurricane force winds as far inland as the Triangle.

T. Keung Hui: 919-829-4534, @nckhui

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