July 30, 2020 – Tropical Storm Isaias became the ninth named storm of the 2020 hurricane season Wednesday evening. As of 8 a.m. Thursday, the National Hurricane Center is reporting that Isaias has sustained winds of 60 mph and is moving northwest at 20 mph. For the Santa Fe College service district, wind and rain may begin to increase as early as Saturday evening. Weather officials say that although the track may shift and change over the next few days, now is the time to prepare.
Santa Fe College administrators and the college’s Emergency Management team are monitoring the path of Tropical Storm Isaias and are meeting regularly to provide students, faculty and staff any needed information about the storm’s impact to the college’s service district.
Santa Fe College faculty and staff are encouraged to go to eStaff and verify that their emergency contact information is up to date. Students can also update their emergency contact information at eSantaFe. In the event of a closure, or other emergency information, the college will send notifications through text messages, phone calls and other means to alert the college community.
If you have not done so already, it is also an ideal time to review any plans you have for preparing for a hurricane or tropical storm. The SF Weather Alerts page has valuable information on hurricane preparation.