Classes canceled, Tropical Storm expected to reach hurricane status

FSC has canceled classes until Nov. 11 in preparation of Tropical Storm Nicole, which is expected to strengthen to a hurricane before making landfall.

(Graphic courtesy of NOAA).

Jameson Champion, Salvatore Ambrosino
Co-Editor-in-Chief, Online Editor

Updated: Nov. 9, 2022
12:42 p.m.

FSC canceled classes midday Nov. 9 as it braces for Tropical Storm Nicole, a storm projected to barrel through Central Florida.

Campus facilities such as Roux Library will be closing at 2 p.m. Wednesday, expected to reopen Friday morning.

All food services besides Wynee’s Bistro and MocMart will be closed by 5 p.m. that day. Wynee’s Bistro is expected to reopen Nov. 10, at 9 a.m.

The storm’s projection is roughly perpendicular to Hurricane Ian’s path one month ago, with Polk County near the center of the two storms’ crossing.

FSC watches ‘Nicole’ storm

Nov. 7, 2022, 5:42 p.m.

More than a month after Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida, the National Hurricane Center has announced the development of storm system in the now-named Subtropical storm Nicole.

On Nov. 7, NHC made an announcement regarding Subtropical storm Nicole, forecasting that areas of Florida may expect to receive tropical storm conditions as soon as Nov. 9.

The storm’s track is currently forecasted to make landfall near West Palm Beach, Fla., and then move north towards Georgia.

Florida Southern College sent an email Nov. 7 that the college currently plans to remain open, although the FSC Emergency Management Team will be monitoring conditions and posting updates to FSC’s website and social media platforms.

This is a developing story.


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