FAU reopens tomorrow after weathering tropical storm Isaac

Dylan Bouscher

FAU is set to reopen tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 28, after closing Monday due to tropical storm Isaac.

Students were told about the reopening via FAU’s mass text messaging system. The university sent the text and updated its homepage at 5 p.m. Monday. The update reads:

TROPICAL STORM ISAAC UPDATE
August 27, 2012 – 5:00 p.m.

FAU RETURNS TO REGULAR OPERATIONS TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012

Florida Atlantic University campuses and operations will re-open on Tuesday, August 28, at 5 a.m. All classes will be held as scheduled.

Students, faculty and staff are advised to continue to use caution while traveling and walking on respective campuses.

Members of the university community are also encouraged to closely monitor media reports and stay informed of local emergency responses.

Source: fau.edu

The decision to reopen FAU on Tuesday came after the Palm Beach County School District announced public schools would remain closed on its homepage. Palm Beach State College announced it would also be closed Tuesday.

And although FAU is reopening, some roads in the areas surrounding the Boca campus are not ready to reopen.

Students commuting to campus from the west should avoid taking Palmetto Park Road and Glades Road. Both roads were flooded west of U.S. Route 441 as of publication time, according to BocaNewsNow.

But students who commute via Tri Rail can expect the trains to run as scheduled tomorrow, according to Sun Sentinel. Palm Beach Transit has not confirmed whether buses will be running tomorrow, though buses operated Monday, Aug. 27 until 8 p.m.

No entrance or exit ramps have been reported closed on the Florida Turnpike or Interstate 95 yet, but the Sawgrass Expressway southbound entrance and exit ramps at Atlantic Boulevard and Oakland Park Boulevard were closed as of publication time due to rising water.

Students can also click here for current updates on road closures and reopenings.

Thunderstorms are expected to continue tomorrow near the Boca campus, with a 60 percent chance of rain, 74 percent humidity and 10 to 20 mile per hour winds blowing south east as predicted by TheWeatherChannel.