CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – Coastal Carolina University has canceled classes until September 28 due to expected flood levels.
“In putting the health and safety of students first, Coastal Carolina University has determined classes on campus will not be held through Friday, Sept. 28,” a Facebook post from the university says.
According to the post, flooding is expected to continued into next week at record levels, causing significant impacts to areas around the region.
“Along with inaccessible roadways which impede travel and the delivery of essential supplies to the area, the flooding is severely impacting the lives of a significant number of CCU employees, which causes several key University services to be interrupted,” states the post.
Flooding is impacting local government operations, which could result in the closure of county offices, according to the post.
“When the South Carolina governor opened state offices following Hurricane Florence, he granted county governments the authority to determine the closure of their respective offices,” the post says. If Horry County offices closes, CCU is required by law to close the campus.
Residence halls will remain closed, the post states. The Office of the Provost will communicate to students by email about alternative instruction that may be available for some coursework.
CCU officials ask students not to plan to return to campus until notified that residence halls are open and that classes will resume.
For updates on the flooding forecast for Conway and other areas, click here.
To view an SCDNR flood prediction map, click here.