Flooding From Hurricane Sally Closing Charlotte-Area Schools

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The remnant of Hurricane Sally has just arrived in the Carolinas and it is now causing flood warnings to light up across the Charlotte region.

This morning, The National Weather Service sent out the following alert:

Tropical Depression Sally will move slowly into central Georgia
today with the remnants then moving across the Carolinas tonight,
reaching the coast on Friday. With this track, tropical moisture
will continue to spread over the western Carolinas and northeast
Georgia through tonight, and will interact with a frontal zone to
produce widespread heavy rain showers and a few thunderstorms.
Rainfall totals of 3 to 5 inches, with locally higher amounts up
to 8 inches, are expected across much of Upstate South Carolina,
northeast Georgia, and the foothills and western Piedmont of North
Carolina.

In light of the incoming storm, Union County Schools have canceled all in-person activities and issued the following warning for today:

“Weather reports indicate that Tropical Storm Sally could bring heavy rainfall to our area, producing up to 6 to 8 inches of rain and flash floods. As of now, Union County is under a Flash Flood Watch through Friday morning.

Due to the potential for flooding and dangerous road conditions, UCPS will operate on a full remote learning schedule for Thursday, September 17. Although schools will be closed, instruction will continue virtually.

In addition, the curbside meal locations are closed and all athletic practices are cancelled.  Friday will remain a remote learning day for all students.”

Please stay safe out there! 

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