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Weather Updates

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

During Florida’s Hurricane Season, June 1-November 30, Florida Southern’s Emergency Management Team will carefully monitor tropical storms which could effect Polk County.

Emergency Preparedness

Tropical Depression Fred

August 12, 2021
5:00 PM

Florida Southern College is monitoring the progress of Tropical Depression Fred. We will continue to update information regarding Tropical Depression Fred& as warranted. At this time, there are no changes to the College’s operations.

Please monitor the National Hurricane Center for regular Fred updates.


If there is any significant change that impacts normal College operations and activities, the community will be alerted via the Web site and the text message system. The community may also call the emergency hotline at 863.680.4101 for updates.

As a preparedness measure, students and parents are encouraged to formulate a communication plan for use during an emergency. This plan should include a course of action to be taken should telephone and/or electronic service be disrupted.

For your convenience, here are some links that provide safety tips and storm tracking before, during and after a hurricane:

Other Helpful Resources

Additionally, information about FSC cancellations, closings, and openings are broadcast on TV channels WFLA 8, Bay News 9, WTSP 10, and WTVT 13; and radio stations WPCV 97.5 FM, WWRZ 98.3 FM, WONN 1230 AM, and WLKF 1430 AM.

Questions? Contact

Our dedicated, responsive staff helps to ensure the well-being of the entire college community.

To request a officer to be dispatched, call 863.680.4125.
In an emergency, call – Ext. 3555.

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Campus Safety

863.680.4305

Fax: 863.680.4214