Some New Hanover County schools experienced 'major flooding,' officials say

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Several trees fell at Hoggard High School during Hurricane Florence. (Source: WECT)

Several schools in New Hanover County experienced major flooding and other issues, according to preliminary damage assessments released by district officials.

Staff have been about to examine about 60 percent of county schools, while some schools remain inaccessible due to damaged roads and fallen trees.

Officials say damage assessments will be ongoing through Monday and Tuesday.

New Hanover County Schools remain closed for all students and most staff this week. Only staff specifically contacted by supervisors should report to work when it is safe to do so.

Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley and senior leaders will decide later this week about when the schools can safely reopen for staff and students. Many employees and their families are still evacuated and have been unable to return to their homes at this time.

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