November 11, 2020 – 10:04 a.m. – Eta has gained strength and become a hurricane. The storm is currently expected to weaken before making landfall on Florida’s west coast, but the storm is expected to have some impact on the Santa Fe College service district of Alachua and Bradford counties early Thursday morning.
Currently, as of the Wednesday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time report, Hurricane Eta is moving NNE at 10 mph, with sustained winds of 75 mph. Current projections have the storm making landfall somewhere around Crystal River, Florida in the early morning hours of Thursday and tracking across the state, including over areas of Alachua and Bradford counties. By Thursday evening the storm is expected to be a tropical depression near the northeastern Florida coast.
Santa Fe College’s Emergency Management Team has been meeting regularly monitoring the storm and will be meeting later this morning. In the event the college makes a decision to change operations as a result of the storm, updates will be posted on SF Weather Alerts page, as well as notifications through text, email and any other measures students, faculty and staff have indicated can be used in case of an emergency.
If you have not already done so, SF 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.
The next update from the college is expected at 1:30 p.m.