Polk State College’s campuses and centers will remain closed through Friday due to Hurricane Ian. This includes collegiate high schools, dual enrollment, and online classes. Individuals should not come to campus unless they have received clearance from security. The College’s Emergency Management Team will continue to meet daily to determine if closures need to be modified or extended. Updates will be provided on polk.edu and through local and social media.
As of the 11 a.m. Wednesday advisory, Ian is approximately 45 miles west-northwest of Naples and about 50 miles south-southwest of Punta Gorda. Maximum sustained winds are at 155 mph and the storm is moving north-northeast at approximately 9 mph.
Students, faculty, and staff should also ensure contact information in Passport is up to date to receive emergency alerts from Polk State. Students should check under “My Details” and employees should check under “Personal” and “Change Contact Info.” Numbers entered in the “Cellular Number” field in the “Personal Information” section will be used for emergency voice and text messages.