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Hurricane Advisory: Flagler College residence halls reopen Saturday; classes resume Monday

September 14, 2017 5:30 PM

Update on residence halls reopening and classes resuming

Friday, Sept. 15, 3:30 p.m.

Flagler College crews are completing cleanup and repairs to the campus after Hurricane Irma, and residence halls will open for returning students on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 8 a.m. Students will not permitted to return before that. Classes will resume on Monday, Sept. 18, at regularly scheduled times.

See further details in previous advisories below.

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Read Welcome Back message from Flagler College President Joseph Joyner:

http://www.flagler.edu/news-events/news/welcome-back-from-flagler-president-joyner

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Thursday, Sept. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Flagler College crews continue to make progress with cleanup and repairs to the campus after Hurricane Irma, and residence halls will be open for returning students on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 8 a.m. Students are not permitted to return before that.

Any students interested in helping the St. Augustine community, please visit the Flagler College Volunteers on Hammock and Facebook.

Classes will resume on Monday, Sept. 18, at normally scheduled times.

Staff will return to offices tomorrow, Sept. 15, at regularly scheduled times. Any staff members experiencing issues with returning Friday should contact supervisors.

Faculty will return on Monday, Sept. 18, at regularly scheduled class times. Faculty will also be able to return to their offices on Friday morning.

Maintenance and Security staff will continue to work normal hours.  

Students are asked not to return to campus until Saturday in order to allow for cleanup workers to complete their efforts.

For answers to frequently asked questions, please visit: http://www.flagler.edu/news-events/hurricane-irma-faq/index.html

Flagler College’s Emergency Operations Team is continuing to meet and assess the campus. The postponement of the return to campus and classes has been done in an abundance of caution as officials complete their assessment of campus, continue cleaning and preparing the campus after the storm, and to alleviate the concerns of students, faculty and staff making travel arrangements or cleaning up after Hurricane Irma.

The college sustained minor damage and flooding. The safety of students, faculty and staff has been the primary concern of college administration, and all necessary steps are being taken to prepare the college for a return to normal and safe operations.

Please continue monitoring these Flagler College communication channels for future advisories:
• Campus e-mail (for students, faculty and staff)

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Wednesday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Progress continues on cleanup and repairs to the Flagler College campus after Hurricane Irma, and residence halls are expected to be ready for student arrivals on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 8 a.m.

Classes are scheduled to resume on Monday, Sept. 18, at normally scheduled times.

Staff will return to offices on Friday, Sept. 15, at regularly scheduled times. Any staff members experiencing issues with returning Friday should contact supervisors.

Faculty will return on Monday, Sept. 18, at regularly scheduled class times. Faculty will also be able to return to their offices on Friday morning.

Maintenance and Security staff will continue to work normal hours.  

Students are asked not to return to campus until Saturday in order to allow for cleanup workers to complete their efforts.

For answers to frequently asked questions, please visit: http://www.flagler.edu/news-events/hurricane-irma-faq/index.html

Flagler College’s Emergency Operations Team is continuing to meet and assess the campus. The postponement of the return to campus and classes has been done in an abundance of caution as officials complete their assessment of campus, continue cleaning and preparing the campus after the storm, and to alleviate the concerns of students, faculty and staff making travel arrangements or cleaning up after Hurricane Irma.

The college sustained minor damage and flooding. The safety of students, faculty and staff has been the primary concern of college administration, and all necessary steps are being taken to prepare the college for a return to normal and safe operations.

Please continue monitoring these Flagler College communication channels for future advisories:

• Campus e-mail (for students, faculty and staff)

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Updates on Flagler College reopening after Hurricane Irma

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 6 p.m.

Flagler College’s Emergency Operations Team is continuing to assess the campus, and cleanup and repairs are already underway.

Classes are scheduled to resume on Monday, Sept. 18, at normally scheduled times.

Residence halls are expected to be ready for student arrivals on Saturday, Sept. 16.

Flagler will send out another advisory on Wednesday, Sept. 13, with an update on progress after the college’s Emergency Operations Team meets.

Students are asked not to return to campus until Saturday in order to allow for cleanup workers to complete their efforts.

For answers to frequently asked questions, please visit: http://www.flagler.edu/news-events/hurricane-irma-faq/index.html

Staff will return to offices on Friday, Sept. 15, at regularly scheduled times. Any staff members experiencing issues with returning Friday should contact supervisors.

Faculty will return on Monday, Sept. 18, at regularly scheduled class times. Faculty will also be able to return to their offices on Friday morning.

Maintenance and Security staff will return to work on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at normal hours.  

The postponement of the return to campus and classes has been done in an abundance of caution as officials complete their assessment of campus, continue cleaning and preparing the campus after the storm, and to alleviate the concerns of students, faculty and staff making travel arrangements or cleaning up after Hurricane Irma.

The college Emergency Operations Team is currently assessing and surveying the campus, which sustained minor damage and flooding. The safety of students, faculty and staff has been the primary concern of college administration, and all necessary steps are being taken to prepare the college for a return to normal and safe operations.

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Flagler College to reopen residence halls Sept. 16 and resume classes Sept. 18

Monday, Sept. 11, 4 p.m.

In an abundance of caution and to alleviate the concerns of our students about making travel arrangements after Hurricane Irma, Flagler College officials have decided to postpone the start of classes until Monday, Sept. 18, at normally scheduled times. Residence halls are expected to be ready for student arrivals on Saturday, Sept. 16.
 
Faculty and staff will be notified when it is safe to return to campus.
 
The college Emergency Operations Team is currently assessing and surveying the campus to make sure it will be ready for the return of students, faculty and staff. The safety of students, faculty and staff has been the primary concern of college administration, and all necessary steps are being taken to prepare the college for a return to normal and safe operations. 
 
Please continue monitoring these Flagler College communication channels for future advisories:
• Campus e-mail (for students, faculty and staff)
 
More information:
• Sign up for Flagler’s LiveSafe safety app to receive emergency alerts and other security information. Download the LiveSafe app from iTunes or Google Play app stores, signup with your Flagler email and then search for Flagler College. To learn more, visit: www.flagler.edu/livesafe
• Learn more about preparing for hurricanes and Flagler College’s hurricane planning by visiting http://emergency.flagler.edu/hurricanes-and-storms/prepare
• Hurricane forecasts and other information can be found at the National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov
 
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Hurricane Irma advisory

Sunday, Sept. 10, 4 p.m.

Hurricane Irma is forecast to begin moving through North Florida, and to the west of St. Augustine, beginning early Monday morning. The area is currently under a hurricane warning, which indicates that hurricane conditions with sustained winds of 74 mph or higher are expected in the next 36 hours, as well as a storm surge warning.

Please monitor the latest forecasts from the National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

Following the storm

After the storm passes and it is safe for college officials to return, a storm assessment of any damage to campus will be conducted and repairs will begin as soon as maintenance staff are able to and can safely return to work.

The college president and the Emergency Operations Teams will meet as quickly as possible and make a determination on when the college can reopen and resume normal operations.

The safety of students, faculty and staff is the primary concern of college administration, and all necessary steps will be taken to ensure a safe return to campus.

While Flagler is tentatively scheduled to reopen Wednesday, Sept. 13, this could change depending on the how quickly Irma moves through the area and the condition of the campus after the storm. The college will communicate updates as soon as new information becomes available.

The college understands students, faculty and staff may have difficulties and delays in returning to campus after the storm. Any student class absences due to the storm will be counted as excused absences, and will not be counted against your overall class attendance.

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Hurricane Warning issued for St. Augustine area
Saturday, Sept. 9, 11:30 a.m.

A Hurricane Warning has been extended to St. Augustine by the National Hurricane Center. A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

See previous advisory below for more information, including the mandatory evacuation that went into effect for St. Augustine and other areas in the county.

Please continue monitoring these Flagler College communication channels for future advisories:
• Campus e-mail (for students, faculty and staff)
www.flagler.edu
emergency.flagler.edu

More information:
• Sign up for Flagler’s LiveSafe safety app to receive emergency alerts and other security information. Download the LiveSafe app from iTunes or Google Play app stores, signup with your Flagler email and then search for Flagler College. To learn more, visit: www.flagler.edu/livesafe
• Learn more about preparing for hurricanes and Flagler College’s hurricane planning by visiting emergency.flagler.edu/hurricanes-and-storms/prepare
• Hurricane forecasts and other information can be found at the National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

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St. Augustine under Hurricane Watch; mandatory evacuation begins

Saturday, Sept. 9, 7 a.m.

A Hurricane Watch has been extended to St. Augustine, which means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.

In anticipation of Hurricane Irma moving through the area, the St. Johns County Emergency Management Office has ordered a mandatory evacuation beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9 for downtown St. Augustine, which includes the Flagler College campus, the beaches, Anastasia Island and other property on the waterfront and in low-lying areas.

Hurricane evacuation shelters have been opened by Emergency Management officials on Saturday at 6 a.m. For more information on the county’s evacuation order and shelters, visit: www.sjcemergencymanagement.org

Previously released information:

  • Flagler classes are cancelled and the college is closed at least through Tuesday, Sept. 12. The college is tentatively scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 13. However, please be aware that this is dependent upon any damage from Hurricane Irma on the city and the campus.

  • Students, faculty and staff will not be allowed to return to St. Augustine or the campus until authorized by county Emergency Management Officials, and college officials determine the campus is safe and normal operations have resumed. The college will communicate any possible changes to reopening as soon as information is available.

  • We understand changes in reopening the campus may complicate efforts to return. Any class absences due to the storm will be counted as excused absences, and these absences will not be counted against your overall class attendance.

  • For answers to frequent questions, Flagler has developed a frequently asked questions page: www.flagler.edu/hurricaneirmafaq

  • Monitor the latest updates and advisories on Hurricane Irma at the National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

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Mandatory evacuation order takes effect Saturday at 6 a.m.

Friday, Sept. 8, 9 p.m.

St. Johns County's mandatory evacuation order for Hurricane Irma takes effect Saturday, Sept. 9, at 6 a.m. for everyone in Evacuation Zone A and Evacuation Zone B, which includes the Flagler College, downtown St. Augustine, the beaches, Anastasia Island and other property on the waterfront and in low-lying areas.

All students, faculty and staff should immediately make plans to evacuate and seek shelter from the storm. Hurricane evacuation shelters will be opened by Emergency Management officials on Saturday at 6 a.m. If possible, evacuees should seek alternatives other than shelters outside of the evacuation area.

See advisory below for more information.

For more information on the county’s evacuation order and shelters, visit: www.sjcemergencymanagement.org

Flagler College is closed through Tuesday, Sept. 12, and the college is tentatively scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 13. However, please be aware that this is dependent upon the extent of damage from Hurricane Irma on the city and the campus. Because changes in reopening the campus may complicate efforts to return, class absences due to the storm will be counted as excused absences, and these absences will not be counted against your overall class attendance.

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St. Johns County orders evacuation in anticipation of Hurricane Irma

Friday, Sept. 7, 4:30 p.m.

In preparation for Hurricane Irma, the St. Johns County Emergency Management Office has ordered a mandatory evacuation for downtown St. Augustine, which includes the Flagler College campus, beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9. All students, faculty and staff should immediately make plans to evacuate and seek shelter from the storm, and county officials are encouraging residents in the evacuation area not to wait until Saturday. This evacuation also includes the beaches, Anastasia Island and other property on the waterfront.

Students, faculty and staff will not be allowed to stay on campus during the mandatory evacuation.

Hurricane evacuation shelters will be opened by Emergency Management officials on Saturday at 6 a.m. If possible, evacuees should seek alternatives other than shelters outside of the evacuation area.

For more information on the county’s evacuation order and shelters, visit: www.sjcemergencymanagement.org

Flagler classes are cancelled through Tuesday, Sept. 12, and the college will be closed Friday, Sept. 8, through at least Tuesday, Sept. 12. The college is tentatively scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 13. However, please be aware that this is dependent upon the extent of damage from Hurricane Irma on the city and the campus.

Students, faculty and staff will not be allowed to return to St. Augustine or the campus until authorized by county Emergency Management Officials, and college officials determine the campus is safe and normal operations have resumed.

We understand changes in reopening the campus may complicate efforts to return. Any class absences due to the storm will be counted as excused absences, and these absences will not be counted against your overall class attendance.

Flagler College does have a hurricane evacuation plan in place for the few students who remain on campus, and college officials will be meeting later this afternoon with those students to discuss the next steps. Residence halls, the dining hall, Security and other essential services will remain open for those students still on campus until the evacuation order takes effect Saturday morning.

Please monitor Flagler communication channels regularly, as college officials will communicate as quickly as new information becomes available.

Flagler College has also begun compiling answers to frequent questions for parents and students here: www.flagler.edu/hurricaneirmafaq

Irma is a category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 175 mph and higher gusts. Some fluctuations in intensity are likely during the next day or two, but Irma is forecast to remain a powerful category 4 or 5 hurricane during the next couple of days. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 miles. Irma is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days with some decrease in forward speed. On the forecast track, the eye of Irma should continue to move between Hispaniola and the Turks and Caicos this afternoon. The hurricane will then move across the southeastern Bahamas by this evening, and then be near the central Bahamas by Friday.

The National Weather Service says the current outlook has Irma passing very close to the northeast Florida and southeast Georgia area as a major hurricane. Any variation in track could have major implications for local impacts. Make sure to continue following forecasts.

Please continue monitoring these Flagler College communication channels for future advisories:
• Campus e-mail (for students, faculty and staff)
www.flagler.edu
emergency.flagler.edu

More information:
• Sign up for Flagler’s LiveSafe safety app to receive emergency alerts and other security information. Download the LiveSafe app from iTunes or Google Play app stores, signup with your Flagler email and then search for Flagler College. To learn more, visit: www.flagler.edu/livesafe
• Learn more about preparing for hurricanes and Flagler College’s hurricane planning by visiting emergency.flagler.edu/hurricanes-and-storms/prepare
• Hurricane forecasts and other information can be found at the National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

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Flagler College canceling classes Thursday to Tuesday in preparation for Hurricane Irma

Thursday, Sept. 7, 8:30 a.m.

After meeting with the St. Johns County Department of Emergency Management about Hurricane Irma Wednesday afternoon, Flagler College officials have cancelled classes effective this morning, Sept. 7, through Tuesday, Sept. 12. This is being done in order to give students the option to leave the area, as well as allow the college to prepare the campus for potential impacts of the storm. See below for more details.

Flagler College’s Emergency Operations Team is meeting this morning (Sept. 7), and is coordinating with Emergency Management officials on all decisions. An additional advisory will be released later today.

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Flagler College canceling classes Thursday to Tuesday in preparation for Hurricane Irma

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 5:30 p.m.

After meeting with the St. Johns County Department of Emergency Management about Hurricane Irma this afternoon, Flagler College officials have cancelled classes effective Thursday morning, Sept. 7, through Tuesday, Sept. 12. This is being done in order to give students the option to leave the area, as well as allow the college to prepare the campus for potential impacts of the storm.

College residence halls, Flagler Security and other services including the dining hall will continue on schedule, unless otherwise notified.  

College offices will remain open on Thursday to prepare for possible impacts from Hurricane Irma, and will close on Friday, Sept. 8, through Tuesday, Sept. 12.

Flagler expects to resume classes and services on Wednesday, Sept. 13, unless otherwise notified.  

Flagler College’s Emergency Operations Team continues to meet, and is coordinating with Emergency Management officials on all decisions.

The college will send out additional advisories on Thursday, or sooner if there are any changes that are relevant to the St. Augustine area. Pay close attention to forecasts and advisories from the college over the next couple of days.

The college has a hurricane plan that includes evacuation procedures in the event that it becomes necessary.

If the city of St. Augustine receives an evacuation order, the college will also have to evacuate. Please note:

• The college will have check-out stations in the Rotunda of Ponce Hall, the first floor lobbies of Lewis House and Cedar Hall, and the Commons building for residents of the FEC Complex. Students who are leaving St. Augustine must sign out before leaving campus, as well as advise the college about travel plans and contact information.

• Students should also contact parents or guardians about plans and contact information.

• Students needing transportation should report to one of the check-out tables as soon as possible so ride-sharing or other transportation arrangements can be made.

• Designated shelters will be opened by Emergency Management officials. However, emergency officials urge evacuees to seek alternatives other than shelters, if at all possible, such as a friend's, relative's inland home, or a motel. For more information on shelters, visit www.sjcemergencymanagement.org/shetinfo.html

• If possible, it is always best to evacuate to the home of a friend or family member outside of the evacuation area instead of a shelter. Shelters should be considered the refuge of last resort if there is nowhere else to go.

• Faculty and staff will not be able to use their offices as temporary accommodations.

Residential students who have already left campus, or plan to leave, should email Residence Life at residencelife@flagler.edu with contact phone number, location where you have gone and any other Flagler students who are with you.

Hurricane Irma is currently a category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds near 185 mph and higher gusts. On the forecast track, the extremely dangerous core of Irma will pass just north of Puerto Rico tonight, pass near or just north of the coast of Hispaniola Thursday, and be near the Turks and Caicos and southeastern Bahamas by Thursday evening.

Irma is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days.

The National Hurricane Center says the chance of direct impacts from Irma beginning later this week and this weekend from wind, storm surge, and rainfall continues to increase in the Florida Keys and portions of the Florida Peninsula. However, it is too soon to specify the timing and magnitude of these impacts. They also recommend that those living in hurricane-prone areas continue to monitor its track and ensure that they have a hurricane plan in place, as this is the peak of hurricane season.

Please continue monitoring these Flagler College communication channels for future advisories:
• Campus e-mail (for students, faculty and staff)
www.flagler.edu
emergency.flagler.edu

More information:
• Sign up for Flagler’s LiveSafe safety app to receive emergency alerts and other security information. Download the LiveSafe app from iTunes or Google Play app stores, signup with your Flagler email and then search for Flagler College. To learn more, visit: www.flagler.edu/livesafe
• Learn more about preparing for hurricanes and Flagler College’s hurricane planning by visiting emergency.flagler.edu/hurricanes-and-storms/prepare
• Hurricane forecasts and other information can be found at the National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

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Flagler College preparing for possible impact from Hurricane Irma

The Flagler College Emergency Operations Team continues to monitor Hurricane Irma, and will meet with the St. Johns County Department of Emergency Management this afternoon. College officials will meet again this afternoon and send out an advisory about future plans.

While a decision on whether to cancel classes has not been made, any storm-related absences due to Hurricane Irma will be excused. Residential students who have already left campus, or plan to leave, should email Residence Life at residencelife@flagler.edu with contact phone number, location where you have gone and any other Flagler students who are with you.

The college has already begun preparations for any possible impact from Hurricane Irma this weekend and into early next week.

At this time, all Flagler College classes and events remain on schedule. The college will release its next update this afternoon, or sooner if there are any changes that are relevant to the St. Augustine area.

Hurricane Irma is currently a category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds near 185 mph and higher gusts. Irma was located about 15 miles ESE of St. Martin and approximately 1,400 miles from St. Augustine. Irma is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days.

The National Hurricane Center says the chance of direct impacts from Irma beginning later this week and this weekend from wind, storm surge, and rainfall continues to increase in the Florida Keys and portions of the Florida Peninsula. However, it is too soon to specify the timing and magnitude of these impacts. They also recommend that those living in hurricane-prone areas continue to monitor its track and ensure that they have a hurricane plan in place, as this is the peak of hurricane season.

Please continue monitoring these Flagler College communication channels for future advisories:
• Campus e-mail (for students, faculty and staff)
www.flagler.edu
emergency.flagler.edu

More information:
• Sign up for Flagler’s LiveSafe safety app to receive emergency alerts and other security information. Download the LiveSafe app from iTunes or Google Play app stores, signup with your Flagler email and then search for Flagler College. To learn more, visit: www.flagler.edu/livesafe
• Learn more about preparing for hurricanes and Flagler College’s hurricane planning by visiting emergency.flagler.edu/hurricanes-and-storms/prepare
• Hurricane forecasts and other information can be found at the National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

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Flagler College continues monitoring Hurricane Irma

Tuesday, Sept. 5, 10:30 a.m.

Flagler College continues to monitor Hurricane Irma, which is currently a category 5 storm approximately 270 miles east of Antigua in the Caribbean. Hurricane Irma is moving to the west at 14 mph with near 175 mph sustained winds and higher gusts.

The National Hurricane Center says that while it is still too early to determine what direct impacts Irma might have on the continental United States, there is an increasing chance of seeing some impacts from Irma in the Florida Peninsula and the Florida Keys later this week and this weekend.  They also recommend that those living in hurricane-prone areas continue to monitor its track and ensure that they have a hurricane plan in place, as this is the peak of hurricane season.

The college’s Emergency Operations Team continues to meet about Hurricane Irma. At this time, all Flagler College classes and events remain on schedule. The college will release its next update on Wednesday, or sooner if there are any changes that are relevant to the St. Augustine area.

Please continue monitoring these Flagler College communication channels for future advisories:
• Campus e-mail (for students, faculty and staff)
www.flagler.edu
emergency.flagler.edu

More information:
• Sign up for Flagler’s LiveSafe safety app to receive emergency alerts and other security information. Download the LiveSafe app from iTunes or Google Play app stores, signup with your Flagler email and then search for Flagler College. To learn more, visit: www.flagler.edu/livesafe
• Learn more about preparing for hurricanes and Flagler College’s hurricane planning by visiting emergency.flagler.edu/hurricanes-and-storms/prepare
• Hurricane forecasts and other information can be found at the National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

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Flagler College monitoring Hurricane Irma
Monday, Sept. 4, 11 a.m.

Flagler College is monitoring Hurricane Irma, which is currently a category 3 storm approximately 600 miles east off the Leeward Islands. Hurricane Irma is moving west-southwest at 14 mph with 120 mph sustained winds.

The National Hurricane Center has advised that it is too early to determine what, if any, impacts Hurricane Irma might have on the continental United States, and recommends that those living in hurricane-prone areas continue to monitor its track and ensure that they have a hurricane plan in place, as this is the peak of hurricane season.

At this time, all Flagler College classes and events remain on schedule. The college will release its next update on Wednesday, or sooner if there are any changes that are relevant to the St. Augustine area.

Flagler College preparing for possible impact from Hurricane Irma
Wednesday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m.

The Flagler College Emergency Operations Team continues to monitor Hurricane Irma, and will meet with the St. Johns County Department of Emergency Management this afternoon. College officials will meet again this afternoon and send out an advisory about future plans.

While a decision on whether to cancel classes has not been made, any storm-related absences due to Hurricane Irma will be excused. Residential students who have already left campus, or plan to leave, should email Residence Life at residencelife@flagler.edu with contact phone number, location where you have gone and any other Flagler students who are with you.

The college has already begun preparations for any possible impact from Hurricane Irma this weekend and into early next week.

At this time, all Flagler College classes and events remain on schedule. The college will release its next update this afternoon, or sooner if there are any changes that are relevant to the St. Augustine area.

Hurricane Irma is currently a category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds near 185 mph and higher gusts. Irma was located about 15 miles ESE of St. Martin and approximately 1,400 miles from St. Augustine. Irma is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days.

The National Hurricane Center says the chance of direct impacts from Irma beginning later this week and this weekend from wind, storm surge, and rainfall continues to increase in the Florida Keys and portions of the Florida Peninsula. However, it is too soon to specify the timing and magnitude of these impacts. They also recommend that those living in hurricane-prone areas continue to monitor its track and ensure that they have a hurricane plan in place, as this is the peak of hurricane season.Flagler College continues to monitor Hurricane Irma, which is currently a category 5 storm approximately 270 miles east of Antigua in the Caribbean. Hurricane Irma is moving to the west at 14 mph with near 175 mph sustained winds and higher gusts.

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