Press Release: Florida Satuate University
Florida State University and its Emergency Management Team are actively engaged in monitoring the progress of and preparing for the possible impacts from Tropical Storm Karen.
At this time, all operations on campus remain NORMAL. Any potential changes to normal operations and/or scheduled events will be posted at http://alerts.fsu.edu and via FSU Alert's Facebook and Twitter channels.
The National Hurricane Center has issued a HURRICANE WATCH west of Apalachicola, which includes FSU's Panama City campus and College of Medicine regional campus in Pensacola. A very limited number of Panama City students in a single class normally scheduled for Saturday are being notified about the potential for cancellation. A final decision will be made and communicated directly to those students on Friday.
At this time, the Florida State University Main Campus in Tallahassee, Leon County is not under any watches or advisories. No significant protective actions are anticipated given the current storm forecast.
The Coastal and Marine Laboratory in St. Theresa, Franklin County is making prudent facility preparations although there are no watches or advisories in place for that campus at this time.
A group of key university officials will meet this afternoon to discuss "what if" contingency plans with respect to Saturday's Noon football game versus Maryland and other Parents Weekend activities on campus. Based upon the current scenario, no significant event-alerting decisions are anticipated to be made today. If the current forecast holds, all events should continue with minimal alterations.
Florida State encourages all students, faculty, staff, parents and other visitors to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Karen carefully. Now is the time to update, review, or create for the first time your personal and family disaster plan. The Hurricane Survival Guide for the Capital Region is available at http://haveahurricaneplan.com. You can "Get a Plan" at http://www.floridadisaster.org. The FSU Emergency Preparedness Guide is available at http://bit.ly/FSUPreparednessGuide.