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.
Out of an abundance of caution, Florida Southern is cancelling in-person and remote classes on November 12 due to potential impacts from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Eta. All Student Life programming is also cancelled.
Dining facilities will remain open and Student Life, Facilities, and Safety and Security staff will be on campus to assist students. Unless otherwise notified, students should plan for all classes to resume on November 13.
Please monitor the National Hurricane Center for regular Eta updates.
Florida Southern College is carefully monitoring the progress of Hurricane Eta. Currently, a tropical storm warning for Polk county is in effect until 3:15pm today, with wind gusts predicted to be between 30 and 40 MPH later tonight. Wind gust predictions for Thursday are similar. Heavy rain is also forecasted.
We will continue to update information regarding Hurricane Eta as warranted. At this time, there are no changes to the College’s schedule for classes or operations.
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:
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.
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.