Pictured above: Iredell-Statesville Schools Superintendent Brady Johnson addresses the Iredell County Board of Commissioners at a meeting Thursday morning intended to review preparations for Hurricane Florence – WSIC Photo
STATESVILLE (WSIC) – Iredell-Statesville Schools and Mooresville Graded Schools have announced there will be no school for students or staff Friday, September 14.
Both cancellation announcements come as Hurricane Florence moves towards the North Carolina coast. Iredell County Board of Commissioners Chair James Mallory declared a state of emergency Thursday morning to ensure the county could receive federal assistance if needed.
Iredell-Statesville Schools after school activities planned for Thursday will run on a normal schedule. Superintendent Brady Johnson told County Commissioners Thursday morning the school district’s resources including buildings, buses and non-perishable food inside cafetieres is available if needed. South Iredell High School is designated as an American Red Cross emergency shelter if needed.
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WATCH – Iredell County Director of Fire Services and Emergency Management Kent Greene explains how the decision is made to open a shelter locally: