Friday, August 26, 2005

Katrina Klosures

It's not yet on its web site, but about 4:30 p.m. CDT airlines serving the Pensacola airport were advised that all out-bound flights from Pensacola will be grounded early Sunday afternoon through Monday.

Pensacola Junior College and the University of West Florida have announced that classes are canceled through at least Monday. PJC's web master created a clever graphic (above). UWF also will likely be opening the student storm shelter:
In the event Hurricane Katrina continues to track toward Pensacola, student residents who do not leave campus will be moved to the student university shelter. If necessary, the student university shelter will open late afternoon Sunday, Aug. 28. Should the shelter be activated, incoming calls for information on students can be made to 1-866-UWF-NEWS. This number will only be activated if students are required to evacuate to the student university shelter.

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Due to the variance in the projected path of Hurricane Katrina, it is impossible for university officials to determine whether or not UWF will be re-opened Tuesday, Aug. 30.
Also, university radio station WUWF-FM is promising over the air to post closings soon. Meanwhile, those at a distance can tune their computers (with cable or DSL) into live broadcasts on WUWF-FM.

Escambia and Santa Rosa county schools are closed Monday. Courts in both counties have announced they are closing. All trials set for Monday are canceled, but Chief Circuit Court Judge Kim Skievaski "highly" anticipates "that all courts in the First Judicial Circuit will reopen on Tuesday, August 30, 2005."

Other closures are being posted on the web site of the Pensacola News Journal

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