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Florida DOE Building Reopens

By: Florida Department of Education Email
By: Florida Department of Education Email

Early Thursday morning a car hit and ruptured the water lines that feed the Florida Department of Education building in Tallahassee.

The Turlington Building, Source | The Florida Center for Instructional Technology, University of South Florida

According to a Spokesperson for the Florida Department of Education

The FDOE Turlington building is re-opened this morning.

Press Release: Florida Department of Education

Tallahassee, Fla., August 8, 2013 – Early this morning a car hit and ruptured the water lines that feed the Florida Department of Education building in Tallahassee at the corner of Martin Luther King Blvd. and West Gaines Street.

For health and safety reasons, the Turlington Building is closed for the day. There is no damage to the building and there are no injuries.

The City of Tallahassee is working to repair the lines as quickly as possible. Department staff are working today by email and phones during the repairs. The department anticipates reopening tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m.

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For more information about the Florida Department of Education, visit www.fldoe.org.


According to a Spokesperson for the Florida Department of Education

The Turlington building located at 325 West Gaines Street, has been shut down due to a water main burst near the 19-story structure.

As a result of the water main bursting, the water in the entire building is out of order, and employees will not be able to come inside due to health concerns.

The entire building serves as the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), and has approximately 1,000 employees.

According to a spokesperson for the FDOE, a phone tree is being utilized to let employees know that the building is closed, and they do not need to come to work today.

The building is expected to re-open tomorrow.


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