FAMU lifts on-campus curfew following Irma

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
September 11, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Florida A&M University has issued an update on campus activities following Irma moving through the local area. FAMU released the following details in a press release on Monday night:

Interim President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., and members of the senior leadership team would like to express their gratitude to all of the essential personnel, faculty, staff, student, alumni and community volunteers who helped to prepare boxed meals for students, provided donations, and assisted with housing and sheltering services prior to and throughout the impact of the storm.

Lifting of On-Campus Curfew
After an assessment of the Tallahassee campus, FAMU leaders have announced that the mandatory campus-wide curfew has been lifted. However, students and employees are asked to continue to follow the Leon County curfew, which is scheduled for 9 p.m. tonight through Tuesday, 7 a.m.

Students living in Palmetto North are being transported back to their apartments this evening from the Foster-Tanner Rehearsal Hall.

In Tallahassee, students and employees are asked to avoid the Okaloosa Street and Wahnish Way area near the Lawson Center, where currently there is one large tree down and downed power lines. Thus far, there are no reports of major damages and no reports of injuries on campus. However, please be cautious of debris as a result of the wind and rain.

As you travel about the area and city, remember to avoid blocked roads, avoid power lines and avoid metal objects. Walking in flooded areas is not advised because of numerous hazards, including electrical issues.

Dining Services Update
In light of the lifted on-campus curfew, sustained power and no major damages to campus, University Dining will reopen the main dining area and food court on Tuesday, September 12.

Through Sunday, September 17, the main dining area will be open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., for brunch and dinner will be served from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. The food court will reopen on Tuesday, as well, and remain open from 2-9 p.m., through Sunday. The main dining area and food court will resume normal hours of operation on Monday, September 18.

Campus Closures
The Tallahassee, Crestview, Jacksonville, Tampa, Brooksville and Davie/Miami campuses and facilities will remain closed until Friday, Sept. 15. The College of Law in Orlando will make an announcement regarding its reopening date upon the completion of a local assessment.

FAMU DRS is expected to announce its reopening date on Tuesday, September 12.