Elon University announced that administrators will be monitoring the path of Hurricane Florence, which is expected to hit landfall late Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center. 

Map showing path of Hurricane Florence. D: Tropical Depression – wind speed less than 39 MPH; S: Tropical Storm – wind speed between 39 MPH and 73 MPH; H: Hurricane – wind speed between 74 MPH and 110 MPH; M: Major Hurricane – wind speed greater than 110 MPH.

On Sunday, two days after North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency, Cooper released an updated statement saying everyone in North Carolina should be aware of the storm. 

"Everyone in North Carolina needs to keep a close eye on Florence and take steps now to get ready for impacts later this week," Cooper said in a press release. "State emergency management, transportation, health experts and others are making sure North Carolina is prepared for the storm, and I urge the public to review your emergency plans and gather your supplies now."

In an email, Jon Dooley, vice president for student life, said the university will continue to communicate updates about the storm's impact on Elon in the coming days.