Polk State College is tracking Hurricane Isaias

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Polk State continues to track Hurricane Isaias. As of 11 a.m. Saturday, Isaias had made landfall on northern Andros Island and is expected to approach the southeast coast of Florida late Saturday and Sunday.

There are no changes to College operations at this time. Updates will continue to be provided on polk.edu, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Polk State is tracking Tropical Storm Isaias 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.

Polk State will continue to monitor the storm. There are no changes to College operations at this time.  Updates will be provided on polk.edu, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

As of 2 p.m. Thursday, Isaias was delivering heavy rain fall and tropical-storm-force winds over portions of the Dominican Republic with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph. Moving at approximately 20 mph, Isaias is expected to spread across portions of Haiti, the Turks and Caicos, and the Bahamas late Thursday through Friday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

There is a risk of impacts from winds, heavy rainfall, and storm surge along portions of the U.S. east coast and Florida beginning Saturday. The storm is expected to spread northward to the Carolinas and southern mid-Atlantic states early next week.

Polk State urges everyone to sign up for AlertPolk and monitor messaging from Polk County Emergency Management,  Florida Division of Emergency Management, and the National Hurricane Center.

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.