The Forsyth County School system has announced that all district schools will be closed tomorrow, Oct. 29, due to expected poor weather conditions.
FCS Communications Facilitator Hannah Samples said that Forsyth Virtual Academy will also be closed for the day as they expect “widespread power outages,” throughout the county. All extra-curricular activities and athletic practices and events are also cancelled.
Samples said FCS 240-day employees should still report to schools “if or when it is safe to travel.”
Forsyth County and other surrounding counties are expecting heavy rainfall and flooding both Wednesday and Thursday.
Residents can sign up for weather alerts through the Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency through Forsyth County’s website.
Sawnee EMC has also activated their emergency response plan and is encouraging residents to take appropriate precautions. Officials say that while a power meter will normally notify the utility of an outage, residents can always advise the utility company of any issues directly on their website. An outage map can be found here.