Cat 5 Irma Could Make Turn Toward Florida Friday Published on Thursday, Sep. 7, 2017

 

Hurricane Irma tracks closer to Florida

September 7, 2017  – Santa Fe College administration continues to monitor the progress of Hurricane Irma. Irma is still a dangerous Category 5 storm with sustained winds of 180 mph.

Personal safety is a big concern at Santa Fe College and we hope supervisors and faculty will be sensitive to the concerns of students and staff.

Although it may be Saturday evening before the winds from Irma are felt in north central Florida, the region is seeing the early effects of the hurricane. Gas stations have been sporadically running out of gas and water is disappearing from store shelves.  State officials say this is not a wide spread problem. In the case of gasoline, officials say that from the time a gas station receives a delivery until the time the pumps are empty is averaging four to six hours. Since it takes longer than that amount of time for a truck to re-load and get back, that particular station would be temporarily out of fuel.

Evacuations are underway in southern and central Florida and as a result, roadways in north central Florida are experiencing increased traffic delays.

Any information concerning campus closures or cancellation of events will be posted on the Santa Fe College Alerts page, sfcollege.edu/alerts.

Helpful links…

Santa Fe College Alerts Page – sfcollege.edu/alerts

National Hurricane Center Irma Tracking – www.nhc.noaa.gov

Basic Disaster Supply Kit from ready.gov – www.ready.gov/hurricanes

Santa Fe College Police Department – Non-emergency 352-395-5519; Emergency 352-395-5555

Alachua County Rumor Control Hotline – dial 311