SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Tropical Storm Elsa made landfall on the Gulf Coast in Florida with sustained winds of 65 miles per hour earlier Wednesday. Officials expect the storm to weaken into a depression as it begins to skirt up the East Coast and into the Carolinas late Thursday evening. Along with bringing wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour, the storm can cause isolated flooding and tornadoes.
Heavy rain is expected to begin Wednesday evening and continue through the night into Thursday. The storm is predicted to pass by Thursday evening.
As such, local businesses and organizations, school campuses, and other institutions have announced closures, as well as postponed events and happenings, due to expected inclement weather. Port City Daily will update this list as more announcements come in.
- Brunswick Community College campuses — Closed Thursday, July 8; will resume normal hours Friday, July 9
- Brunswick County Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic — July 8 clinic postponed at Calabash Town Park
- Brunswick County Schools (BCS) — Summer learning sites will be closed Thursday, July 8 and will reopen Friday, July 9, unless otherwise noted; BCS 12-month employees will follow protocol for a non-required workday on a 2-hour delay; BCS will not offer curbside pickup meals (will resume Monday, July 12)
New Hanover County
- New Hanover County Schools — Summer school and meal sites are closed Thursday, July 8
- New Hanover County Mosquito Spraying — Kings Grant, N.W. 421 and S.W. 421 sprays scheduled for July 7 will be moved to next week
- Theatre for All — Drive-in film festival scheduled on July 7 at Wilson Center has been moved to July 20
- Pender County Schools — Summer learning programs are canceled and will resume on Friday, July 8
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