Following consultation with the Okaloosa County Director of Public Safety, schools will remain closed Thursday, September 17th in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally.
Significant flooding has occurred and will continue to occur which will make travel in many areas of the county unsafe, if not impossible. Many students and staff are currently without power and facing limited access to and from their homes.
“District staff will begin the process of assessing schools late this afternoon and early tomorrow and we will work with county emergency operation officials to review road closures that could impact travel for both students and employees,” said Superintendent Marcus Chambers.
A final decision regarding school on Friday will be made tomorrow.
At 12pm on Wednesday, the center of Hurricane Sally was located inland about 20 miles north of Pensacola, FL., according to the National Hurricane Center.