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While thousands of students fled campus to avoid Hurricane Florence, some Elon students found other disasters. Gas explosions in Andover, North Andover and Lawrence, Massachusetts, damaged dozens of homes last week.
"It’s good for the heart to see so much caring and love in one building under one roof," Graham resident June Van Riper said.
Follow along for updates and stories from Alamance County as the storm bears down on the region.
With the area experiencing less effects than expected, a local couple thinks about what could have been much worse than a few inches of rain.
A community taking action this week as people from all over the southeastern region fled Florence. “This is a trying time and experience for people who haven't seen the magnitude of a hurricane," said Red Cross Facility Coordinator Kevin Hinton.
When students received an email telling them to get off campus ahead of an incoming hurricane, it didn’t tell them exactly where to go. Some jetted back home, states away from the projected wind and rain. Some students, however, found that their escape routes took them even closer to the storm’s path.
Even though rain and winds have been weaker than originally projected, students found themselves cooped up in their dorms due to the limited campus hours and availability of campus resources.
With the city of Burlington facing the lighter effects of tropical storm Florence, the fire department is going eastward to help those affected more strongly by the storm.
National news networks aired dramatic scenes of wind and waves slamming North Carolina's coast on Friday. But further inland, Elon University was largely unaffected by Hurricane Florence.
While the City of Burlington has been preparing, Mayor Ian Baltutis, is oceans away. Burlington has two sister cities, one in Gwacheon South Korea and one in Soledad de Graciano Sánchez, Mexico. Baltutis is currently visiting in Burlington's sister city in South Korea.
Even with the winds and rain of Hurricane Florence beginning to reach the Town of Elon, local business owners are determined to remain open throughout the storm.
With many students planning on flying home in time for classes on Tuesday, area airports Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) and Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) says they are expecting most airlines to maintain normal flight schedules in the coming days.
Several of Elon University’s international students will be remaining on campus during Hurricane Florence, which is now expected to make landfall as a Category 2 storm Friday morning.
Though most of campus closed down at 8 a.m. this morning, the Koury Athletic Center is still open for students to enjoy. Extending their hours to 8 p.m. tonight, many students are turning to the gym as a place to go to stave off boredom.
Coastal residents escaping Hurricane Florence have been fleeing their homes and heading west for the weekend. Most hotels in the Burlington area have had an increase in customers and as the weekend approaches, reservations are even harder to get.
With Hurricane Florence on its way, some students are wondering what to do with their pets. Sophomore Imogen Thomson and her horse Chairman are choosing to ride out the storm in Elon.
With Hurricane Florence still headed for the Carolinas most on-campus Elon students have left to head out of the storm’s path, but others in the area have decided to brave the storm.
The Lamb’s Chapel, located on 415 Roxboro Road in Haw River, opened its doors this morning at 10 a.m. for people seeking emergency shelter during the storm. The American Red Cross is operating and staffing the shelter, along with other county officials.