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Hurricane Irma updates from the College of Medicine

 Hurricane Irma Updates and Closures

Sept. 12, 2017

Leon County lifts countywide curfew

Upon the advice of law enforcement, Leon County will not extend the curfew for Tuesday, September 12 or Wednesday, September 13. There is no curfew in place at this time.

The curfew was enacted prior to Irma to allow officials to conduct response and recovery efforts most effectively.


The FSU College of Medicine central campus and all regional campuses and health education sites are closed through Friday, Sept. 15. Here is the message from FSU Alerts explaining the decision:


A message from FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY (Sept. 9, 2:04 p.m.)

Hurricane Irma


Based on the most recent forecast from the National Hurricane Center, Florida State University is extending its current closure through Friday, Sept. 15 for all campuses, due to concerns about the impact of the storm and possible long-term power outages in the Tallahassee area as a result of fallen trees.

Travel to the east and the south is STRONGLY DISCOURAGED.

DO NOT travel into the path of the hurricane.

Students are encouraged to discuss possible travel to alternative locations to the north and west of Tallahassee with family and friends. Please continue to monitor the latest weather information from the National Weather Service or other official weather sources.

Florida State University continues to monitor the progress of Hurricane Irma. Students who chose to not evacuate will be advised to follow a "protect in place" protocol. That is, stay indoors, away from windows during the storm. We will be prepared to support students after the storm. All university departments are engaged and prepared to respond to student needs. On-campus residence halls will remain open for current residential students.

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

Stay tuned to and the SeminoleSAFE app for further updates as they develop.

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 Useful resources

 FSU Emergency Hotline: 850-644-4636


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More information:

National Weather Service - Tallahassee

National Hurricane Center

Off-campus Living Guide.pdf   (Hurricane preparedness included on page 27)