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How Southeast Colleges are Bracing for Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence barrels toward the Carolinas and Virginia, colleges and universities there were underway with emergency preparedness plans. Perhaps the biggest factor ahead of the expected storm: safely evacuating students.

"With 25,000 students and over 3,000 employees, we look much more like a small town than we probably do the average college campus," Old Dominion President John Broderick said. Although the storm isn't expected to hit until late Thursday, the university, which is located in a low-lying area of Norfolk, Virginia, canceled classes beginning Tuesday and required the campus to be evacuated by 4 p.m. that day. The university has about 5,000 students living on-campus.

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