RICHMOND, Va. – Many local universities have cancelled classes ahead of Hurricane Florence’s impact on the east coast.
VCU will close and classes will be cancelled starting Thurs., Sept. 13. The VCU Medical Center is open.
The University of Richmond has cancelled all classes and campus events scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13, through Sunday, Sept. 16. Residence halls and the Heilman Dining Center will remain open throughout the weekend.
Virginia Union University has canceled classes, effective noon Tuesday. VUU says students who wish to evacuate should leave campus by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. Officials say class will resume on Monday, September 17.
Randolph Macon will be closed on Thursday, September 13 through Sunday, September 16.
The powerful Category 4 storm is expected to make landfall Thursday night along the central coast of North Carolina.
The track of Hurricane Florence drifted southward again overnight into Wednesday morning. Central Virginia could still be on the outer rain bands, so we could still expect to see some rain. The chances for flooding in our area has decreased significantly.
Hurricane Florence's greatest impact will still be along the coasts of both North and South Carolina late Thursday night through Saturday.
These universities have canceled classes ahead of Hurricane Florence impact:
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