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Hurricane Michael warnings lifted for FSU's Tallahassee campus

Florida State University
Posted at 10:40 AM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2019-09-30 08:46:54-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - FSU's Tallahassee campus has been given an all clear and some facilities, including the Suwannee Room, are reopening. 

Despite the all clear, officials stress that all FSU students, faculty, and staff should exercise extreme caution on campus and avoid debris.

The Suwannee Room is open from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday for people to stop by for a hot or cold meal. The Leach center will also open Thursday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. for students, faculty, and staff. 

Main campus fields and west side courts will be open during daylight hours. 

School officials ask that you report any new, undiscovered hazardous campus conditions from the storm to FSUPD at 850-644-1234. 

Follow alerts.fsu.edu for additional storm related updates. 

FSU's Panama City campus has not been given an all clear message as of 10:41 a.m. Thursday. 


FSU to close Tuesday through Friday

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Florida State University will be closed Tuesday through Friday ahead of Hurricane Michael.

Officials say both the Tallahassee and Panama City campuses will close Monday night at 12:01 a.m.

Based on the most recent forecast from the National Hurricane Center, Florida State University will close for the week effective 12:01 A.M. Tuesday, Oct. 9. On-campus housing and dining service operations will continue throughout the closure.

The university is expected to resume classes and normal business operations on Monday, Oct. 15. 

Students are encouraged to discuss possible travel plans with family and friends. DO NOT travel into the path of the storm. Continue to monitor the latest weather information from the National Weather Service or other official weather sources.  

FSU is prepared to support students throughout the storm. All university departments are engaged and prepared to respond to student needs. On-campus residence halls and dining facilities will remain open for current residential students during the closure.  

Students who chose to stay will be advised to follow a "shelter in place" protocol. That is, stay indoors, away from doors and windows during the storm. Meals will be delivered to the residence halls during the storm.

Employees should communicate with their supervisors regarding their expected participation in post-storm assignments and clean-up efforts. 

Stay tuned to alerts.fsu.edu and the SeminoleSAFE mobile app for further updates as they develop.