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Thursday, November 12, 2020, will now be a Remote Learning Day for all staff and students. QUEST will be closed.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning through at least 10:15 AM this morning. We have hazardous road conditions, flash flooding, and power outages now being reported across our county.  

Our goal is for teachers to post assignments by 9:30 AM and students are expected to complete their assignments. However, we ask that you have flexibility with our teachers, as we will have flexibility with our students, due to power outages.

Staff who are unable to telework will be operating on a 3-hour delay.

Recap: 

  • There will be no in-person instruction on Thursday.
  • QUEST will be closed due to power outages at sites
  • Teachers will post assignments by 9:30 AM, providing they have power
  • Students are expected to complete assignments, providing they have power
  • We will not need to make this day up since it is a Remote Learning Day

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has extended
the Flash Flood Warning 

* Until 1015 AM EST.

* At 624 AM EST, Emergency management numerous road closures, water
  rescues and some evacuations in the warned area. Between 5 and 6
  inches of rain had fallen since yesterday fallen. Flash flooding
  is ongoing.

  HAZARD...Life threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms
           producing flash flooding.

  SOURCE...Emergency management.

  IMPACT...Life threatening flash flooding of creeks and streams,
           urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include...
  Hickory, Newton, Taylorsville, St. Stephens, Conover, Longview,
  Bethlehem, Icard, Hildebran, Stony Point, Claremont, Love Valley,
  Lake Hickory, Lookout Shoals Lake, Hickory Regional Airport,
  Mountain View, Oxford, Millersville, Little River In Alexander
  County and Northlakes.

Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the
warned area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Heavy rain is increasing the risk of landslides, especially in areas
where slides have occurred in the past. Be especially alert if you
are near a stream, especially at the base of a mountain or in a
cove. Watch for loose-moving soil and rocks or a sudden increase in
streamflow. Leave the area quickly if this is observed. When driving
along roads where the terrain is steep or rocky, watch and listen
for falling rocks, mud, trees and other debris.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.