Severe Weather Watch: Tracking Idalia

Severe Weather Watch: Tracking Idalia

As Hurricane Idalia impacts Florida today, it’s time to pay attention and prepare for potential impacts in North Carolina later in the week.

Currently, heavy rain is expected across our region starting Wednesday and continuing overnight into Thursday.

As closures and delays are announced we will add them to this page.

If you’d like to report an official closure or delay, please send an e-mail to country@wkml.com. We will monitor this e-mail address for ALL of our Beasley Media stations.

  • Government Closures

    • Hoke Sheriff’s Office: Closed Thursday
  • Schools

    Schools systems reporting so far:

    • Cumberland County
    • Robeson County
    • Richmond County
    • Hoke County
    • Bladen County
    • Columbus County
    • Whiteville City
    • DoDEA Fort Liberty
    • Lee County Schools

    Colleges and Universities Reporting So Far:

    • Methodist University – Closed Thursday
    • Coastal Carolina Community College – Wednesday evening classes cancelled, Closed Thursday
  • Cumberland County - Remote Thursday

  • Robeson County Schools - Regular Schedule Wednesday, Closed Thursday

    PSRC is operating on a regular schedule on Wednesday, August 30, 2023. Parents may choose to pick up their children at...

    Posted by Public Schools of Robeson County on Wednesday, August 30, 2023
  • Richmond County Schools - Closed Thursday

  • Hoke County Schools - No After-School Wednesday, Remote Thursday

    Due to the possible risk of localized flooding and gusty winds as a result of Hurricane Idalia, and out of an abundance of caution, Hoke County Schools will transition to an asynchronous remote learning day for Thursday, August 31. Teachers will send assignments home with students on Wednesday. In addition, all after-school activities and after-school care for Wednesday, August 30 will be canceled.
    At this time, we plan to operate on a normal schedule on Friday, September 1. All updates will be shared via our mass calling system as well as posted on our district website and social media accounts.

    Good evening Hoke County Schools students, staff, and families, Due to the possible risk of localized flooding and...

    Posted by Hoke County Schools on Tuesday, August 29, 2023
  • Bladen County Schools - No After-School Wednesday, Remote Thursday

    Due to the possible risk of localized flooding and gusty winds as a result of Hurricane Idalia, and out of an abundance of caution, Bladen County Schools will transition to an asynchronous remote learning day for Thursday, August 31, 2023. Teachers will send assignments home with students on Wednesday. In addition, all after school activities for Wednesday, August 30 will be cancelled.
    At this time, we plan to operate on a normal schedule on Friday, September 1, 2023. We ask everyone to stay tuned to the district website, social media accounts, and local news outlets for additional updates.
  • Columbus County Schools - Remote Thursday

  • Whiteville City Schools - Closed Thursday

    Wednesday, August 30, 2023 – All schools will operate on a regular schedule with no after school sporting events.  Sporting practices may be conducted but must be concluded by 6:00 p.m.

    Thursday, August 31, 2023- Whiteville City Schools is CLOSED to all students and staff.

    Friday, September 1, 2023 – At this time we are anticipating operating on a regular schedule.

  • DoDEA Fort Liberty - Closed Thursday

    As a result of Hurricane Idalia, and out of an abundance of caution, the Fort Liberty DoDEA Schools will be closed on...

    Posted by DoDEA Bowley Elementary School on Wednesday, August 30, 2023
  • Lee County Schools - Remote Thursday

  • Sports

  • High School Football

    No current changes

  • Two Rivers Classic Football Moved to Friday

    🗣️Game date and time change for the Two Rivers Classic!!!The Fayetteville State Broncos Athletics football...

    Posted by Fayetteville State University on Tuesday, August 29, 2023
  • Community Events

  • WKML Ticket Stops

    All WKML Stars & Guitars Ticket Stops scheduled for Friday and Saturday are still on for now.

  • Power Company Updates

  • Lumbee River EMC

    Lumbee River EMC's Engineering & Operations team, led by VP Matt Epps, is monitoring and tracking Hurricane Idalia. They are engaged in planning meetings, preparing to serve our members if the need arises.

    Posted by Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation on Tuesday, August 29, 2023
  • Fayetteville PWC

    We’re on #Idalia watch- if our community is impacted by the storm, it’s important to have an emergency plan in place –...

    Posted by Fayetteville PWC on Tuesday, August 29, 2023

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