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Dawson County Schools to remain closed Friday due to storm damage
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The Board of Education building at 28 Main Street. - photo by Jessica Taylor
UPDATE Oct. 29, 2020

Schools in Dawson County will remain closed on Friday, Oct. 30, due to ongoing recovery efforts being made following Tropical Storm Zeta. 

Approximately 8,000 homes in Dawson County, along with many of the county's schools, are still without power, school officials said in a Facebook post on Thursday afternoon. 

"Decisions about after school events will be made no later than noon tomorrow," the post stated. "All 12 month employees should communicate with their direct supervisors in the morning for direction."

Dawson County Schools will be closed Thursday due to a tropical storm warning issued by the National Weather Service, according to a release by the Dawson County School System. 

Dawson County is expected to get two to four inches of rain and 20 to 40 mile per hour sustained winds between 3 a.m. and noon on Thursday, Oct. 29, so the county will be under a tropical storm warning for the next 36 hours. Because of this, all schools in the school system will be closed for students and staff.  

“We are very concerned about wide-spread power outages and downed trees throughout our county,” the release said. “These conditions will make morning transportation unsafe for both students and staff.”  

Decisions on after school activities will be made by noon on Thursday, and any additional changes will be communicated through the Dawson County School System social media platforms.