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Flagler College monitoring Hurricane Michael

Oct 9, 2018

Storm Advisory

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 4 p.m. 

Flagler College officials are continuing to monitor Hurricane Michael, which is currently moving north towards the Florida panhandle. The National Hurricane Center forecasts the storm will make landfall along the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday, and then move northeastward through Georgia.

St. Johns County is not under any watches or warnings at this time. However, a coastal flood advisory is in effect until Thursday and isolated coastal flooding is possible. In addition, potential local impacts may include the possibility of Tropical Storm force wind gusts, heavy rainfall and extremely dangerous rip currents along the beaches.

At this time, Flagler College is continuing with normal operations and classes remain on schedule. 

The city of St. Augustine is anticipating increased street flooding due to high tide cycles that may coincide with heavy rainfall and slow draining of streets. City crews from the Public Works Department will monitor neighborhoods for street flooding and clogged storm drains.

Remember these storm safety tips for flooding and coastal hazards:

  • Do not drive through a flooded area.
  • Do not walk through floodwaters or flowing water. It may contain bacteria, raw sewage, insects, animals or downed power lines.
  • Extremely dangerous rip currents and rough surf are likely. Swimming or recreational activities should be avoided because of hazardous ocean conditions.

The college will continue to monitor the storm, and Flagler officials remain in close contact with the St. Johns County Department of Emergency Management. If there is any new information or changes relevant to the St. Augustine area, we will notify you immediately.  

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

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Tuesday, Oct. 9, 9:30 a.m.

Flagler College officials are continuing to monitor Hurricane Michael, which is currently moving north through the Gulf of Mexico.

The National Hurricane Center forecasts the storm will make landfall along the Florida Panhandle or Big Bend area on Wednesday, and then move northeastward. St. Johns County is not currently in the storm’s forecast 5-day cone. The National Weather Service in Jacksonville says local impacts to Northeast Florida will depend on the exact track of Michael, and could include the potential for Tropical Storm force wind gusts, heavy rains and isolated coastal flooding.

At this time, Flagler College is continuing with normal operations and classes remain on schedule.

The college will continue to monitor the storm, and Flagler officials remain in close contact with the St. Johns County Department of Emergency Management. If there is any new information or changes relevant to the St. Augustine area, we will notify you immediately.

 

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