SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 3:30 P.M. Polk State College continues to track Tropical Storm Ian alongside Polk County Emergency Management and Polk County Public Schools. At this time, it is too soon to know of possible impacts to College operations. Students, faculty, staff, and members of the community are asked to monitor polk.edu for updates.
As of 2 p.m. Sunday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that the center of Tropical Storm Ian was located approximately 265 miles south-southwest of Grand Cayman and about 540 miles southeast of Cuba with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph. The storm is moving toward the west-northwest at approximately 12 mph. Ian is expected to become a hurricane by early Monday.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1:54 P.M. Polk State College is tracking Tropical Depression Nine and encourages students, faculty, staff, and members of the community to stay connected for updates from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the College.
College officials also encourage students, faculty, and staff to ensure their 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.
Additionally, individuals are encouraged to review information on the Polk County Emergency Management website regarding hurricane preparedness, emergency and special needs shelters, and more.