A meteorologist from our sister station WIS in Columbia, SC went to Facebook on Wednesday to plea for schools in their area to close in preparation of the incoming storm.
Tim Miller urged schools to close on Thursday.
"This storm will not have the same conditions as we saw with Florence in September," he said in the post. "The potential for damage to life and property is much higher with this storm. I will defend your decision to close school and support you all the way."
One parent commented on the post, "Mine won’t be going no matter what the district decides! Thank you Tim Miller for posting this so I know I’m making the right decision!"
Another commenter, a teacher in the area, said, "This teacher says thank you for keeping the safety of our students and staff in the forefront of your mind! I appreciate you!!"
The post has gone viral.
The WIS weather team made this list of things to know about the incoming hurricane:
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