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All TCC locations are open and operating under normal conditions.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017  04:00 p.m.

All TCC campus locations will remain closed through Friday, September 15, 2017 due to Hurricane Irma. All weekend events have been cancelled. We will resume normal operations Monday, September 18, 2017. Do not return to campus until we officially reopen.

Authorized TCC faculty and staff who need to return to campus prior to Monday will need to contact TCCPD at (850) 201-6100.

For more information, visit  www.tcc.fl.edu.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017  01:00 p.m.

TCC ALERT! TCC remains closed through Fri, Sept 15 due to Hurricane Irma. No weekend campus activities. Classes will resume Mon, Sept 18. More info at www.tcc.fl.edu/tccalerts

Tuesday, September 12, 2017  10:50 a.m.

The Tallahassee Chapter of the American Red Cross has again reached out to TCC requesting assistance from our students, faculty, and staff. The Red Cross requests 10 volunteers to help take down the shelter at Chiles High School today.   

For more information, please call Jeri Bush at (850) 228-5052 or (850) 878-6080.

Sunday, September 10, 2017  05:30 p.m.

Please note the following announcement from Leon County.

Leon County Imposes Countywide Curfew

In accordance with the local declared state of emergency issued on Tuesday, September 5 of this week, Leon County hereby imposes a countywide curfew as follows:

  • Sunday, September 10 from 9 p.m. to Monday, September 11 at 7 a.m.
  • Monday, September 11 from 9 p.m. to Tuesday, September 12 at 7 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 12 from 9 p.m. to Wednesday, September 13 at 7 a.m.

Issuing this curfew requires all Leon County residents and visitors to remain indoors during the prescribed times to allow first responders and emergency personnel to most effectively protect the safety of residents and property. The threat of hurricane force winds, downed trees and power lines also pose real risk to the public.

Even when the curfew period is not in effect, citizens should limit travel on public roadways to allow officials to conduct response and recovery efforts most effectively.

TCC community members are reminded that this curfew applies to all persons in Leon County not involved in official emergency response activities. 

Sunday, September 10, 2017  03:07 p.m.

TCC Community 

The State Emergency Operations Center is in need of Spanish speaking volunteers. The shift would begin at 10:00PM (9/10) and could last for up to 24 hours. If you are in Tallahassee and willing to volunteer, please contact Diane Moulton at Diane.Moulton@eog.myflorida.com

Dean of Student Services Office

 

Saturday, September 9, 2017  09:46 p.m.

Due to the potential impact of Hurricane Irma to the greater Tallahassee area, TCC will remain closed through Friday, September 15, 2017. Please continue to monitor the latest weather information from the National Weather Service or other official weather sources, and follow all safety precautions.

TCC Emergency Management Staff will continue to monitor the situation and will maintain communication with state and local officials. Do not return to campus until we officially reopen. Once the storm has passed and all campuses and facilities are deemed operational, we will notify the TCC community.

You can continue to find more information at www.tcc.fl.edu/tccalerts

Saturday, September 9, 2017  09:40 p.m.

TCC ALERT! TCC will remain closed through Friday Sept 15 due to the potential impact of Hurricane Irma. For more information go to www.tcc.fl.edu/tccalerts.

Saturday, September 9, 2017  02:02 p.m.

The Tallahassee Chapter of the American Red Cross has reached out to TCC requesting assistance from our students, faculty, and staff. As hurricane shelters continue to open throughout the Tallahassee area, the Red Cross has found itself in desperate need of volunteers to staff these shelters. The Red Cross asked that we spread the word about this need and let our community members know that a volunteer training session will be held at 6:00 p.m. tonight, September 9 at the Tallahassee Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1115 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee (near Tom Brown Park).  

For more information about how you can help during this time of critical need, please call (850) 878-6080.

Friday, September 8, 2017  06:54 p.m.

In order to ensure the safety of our faculty, staff and students, we ask that you do not return to campus until we officially reopen as expected on Wednesday. Per Governor Scott's request, we have closed all campus locations and facilities. Protecting the safety of our students, employees and campus is a priority of the College.

If there is an extreme circumstance that requires you to return to campus before we officially reopen, you will need to be escorted by TCC Police for safety purposes. Before coming to campus, you must first call (850) 201-6100 or (850) 922-2004 to make arrangements.

We appreciate your understanding. You can continue to find more information at www.tcc.fl.edu/tccalerts.

Friday, September 8, 2017  06:10 p.m.

TCC Students:

We are still monitoring Hurricane Irma and the potential impact of Tallahassee. It is important to know that with the college closed no one is permitted on campus, as safety is our number one priority right now. Please also note that all services of the college have suspended at this time (wifi, ATM, food court, computer access, library services). Once the storm has passed and the campus is deemed operational, we will open campus back up to students.  There is currently no immediate danger for the TCC campus, but the TCC Emergency Management Staff will continue to monitor the event and will maintain communication with State and local officials.

For those students that may be traveling this weekend to central and south Florida, please note that these areas are potential impact zones for the Hurricane. There may be road closures and limited supplies available in these areas. For your information, you may stay up to date with the current weather at the following resources:

National Hurricane Center - http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

Weather Underground - https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/atlantic/2017/hurricane-Irma

TCC Weather Stem - https://leon.weatherstem.com/tcc

Please follow the TCC’s website, TCC’s social media outlets, and email from TCC Officials for up to date information about this event and the operation of TCC’s campus locations.

  1. tcc.fl.edu
  2. @gototcc - Twitter

This is a link to our Hurricane Preparedness Guide.  Please take a few moments to review it and share with family and friends.

http://www.tcc.fl.edu/media/divisions/campus-police/em-resources/HURRICANE-PREPAREDNESS-GUIDEII.pdf

Here is a list of community resources:

Leon County and American Red Cross Shelters

  • Northwoods Baptist Church, 3762 Capital Circle NW, Tallahassee, FL 32303 - Close to capacity
  • Lawton Chiles High School, 7200 Lawton Chiles Ln., Tallahasee, FL 32312 (shelter is pet accessible)

Hurricane Irma Disaster Preparedness

Leon County encourages you to stay stay informed and be prepared as Hurricane Irma continues its uncertain to Florida.

  • Leon County Citizens Connect App - Get up to the minute weather alerts and information about flooded roads and downed trees by downloading the app in the App Store and on Google Play. 
  • Radio Updates - Leon County partnered with WFSU radio to provide timely, critical updates on 88.9FM. 
  • Sandbags - Sandbags are made available by Leon County and the City of Tallahassee for heavy rain. Leon County sandbags are limited to 15 bags per household and citizens should bring shovels to fill bags. Locations will be staffed to help individuals that may need assistance. Sites will remain open until officials determine sandbags are no longer needed. 
  • Social Media - Follow Leon County on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date information.
  • Gas Availabilty- Visit www.GasBuddy.com for a list of gas stations and prices.

Free Wifi Hotspots 

Comcast is providing free wifi hotspots throughout Tallahassee until September 15th.

As always if you have questions, comments or ideas please feel free to contact us

Dean of Student Services Office

Friday, September 8, 2017  11:01 a.m.

To ensure the safety of our students and employees, all TCC campuses and facilities (main campus, Ghazvini Center for Health Education, Center for Innovation, Wakulla Environmental Institute, Wakulla Center, Florida Public Safety Institute, and Gadsden Center) will remain closed from Friday, September 8 through Tuesday, September 12, 2017.   We expect to resume normal operations Wednesday, September 13, 2017. For more information, please visit www.tcc.fl.edu/tccalerts.

Friday, September 8, 2017  10:01 a.m.

To ensure the safety of our students and employees, TCC will remain closed Tuesday, September 12 in addition to Monday, September 11. We expect to resume normal operations Wednesday, September 13. For more information www.tcc.fl.edu/tccalerts

Thursday, September 7, 2017  10:55 p.m.

Tonight, TCC received notice from Governor Rick Scott's office that all K-12 schools, state colleges, and universities have been directed to cease operations and remain closed from 12:00 AM Friday, September 8 through 11:59 PM Monday, September 11, 2017.  In accordance with this direction, TCC has taken immediate action to notify the College community about this closure. All TCC campuses including the TCC main campus, the Ghazvini Center for Health Education, the Center for Innovation,  the Wakulla Center, the Wakulla Environmental Institute, the Florida Public Safety Institute, and the Gadsden Center are closed until regularly scheduled classes resume on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.  If any changes to this reopening date and time occur, TCC will provide College community members with notification.

Please use this time to complete emergency preparations for the potential approach of Hurricane Irma, an extremely dangerous and unpredictable storm.

Please continue to check the TCC website at http://www.tcc.fl.edu/ for additional information related to TCC's preparations for the potential approach of Hurricane Irma.

Thursday, September 7, 2017  09:19 p.m.

All TCC Campus locations will be closed beginning midnight tonight and will resume normal operations Sept 12, 2017 For updates visit www.tcc.fl.edu/tccalerts

Thursday, September 7, 2017  03:00 p.m.

Hurricane Irma’s projected track is beginning to shift east, giving the Tallahassee area indications we might not feel significant impacts from the storm. However, TCC administrators will continue to hold meetings to monitor, plan, and communicate with College stakeholders and local officials until all threats posed by this powerful storm have passed our area. Members of the College community are reminded that TCC will remain open for classes today and Friday, September 8, 2017.  At this time, TCC plans to remain open and continue all scheduled classes next week.

If you would like to volunteer assist to those seeking shelter in the Tallahassee area, please visit volunteer.volunteerleon.org.

TCC’s WeatherSTEM system has a variety of resources available to help keep you informed and updated on the progress of Hurricane Irma:

  • Visit http://irma.weatherstem.com and enter your zip code to see Irma's proximity to you as well as info from the latest advisory
  • Send an e-mail to irma@weatherstem.com with your zip code as the subject and get a detailed e-mail reply a few seconds later
  • Call the WeatherSTEM Hurricane Irma hotline at (850) 391-1444 to listen to the latest info on Hurricane Irma
  • Text your zip code to (850) 391-1444 and get texted back in real-time with Hurricane Irma info
  • Check out our Hurricane Irma tracker at http://leon.weatherstem.com/irma
  • Hurricane Irma updates will also be posted to our WeatherSTEM Twitter and Facebook pages 4 times a day for at least the next week
  • Download the WeatherSTEM mobile app for iOS and Android
  • Bookmark and follow our WeatherSTEM unit website at http://leon.weatherstem.com/tcc

As the weekend approaches, members of the College community are reminded that it is not safe to drive into the projected path of the oncoming storm, and South Florida evacuations will cause exceptionally high traffic volumes on major roadways in and through our area. 

Thursday, September 7, 2017  10:52 a.m.

TCC continues to actively monitor the projected path of Hurricane Irma. College leaders continue to carefully consider the situation and consult with local officials.

TCC will remain open and fully operational today and tomorrow, September 8, 2017. TCC will continue to provide updates to the College community until the storm passes. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017  05:48 p.m.

TCC continues to actively monitor the projected path of Hurricane Irma.  College leaders have carefully considered the situation and consulted with local officials.

TCC will remain open and fully operational on Thursday, September 7, and Friday, September 8, 2017.  TCC will continue to provide updates to the College community until the storm passes. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017  05:41 p.m.

TCC is working to provide concerned family members, friends, and interested parties with information about preparations and College messaging related to Hurricane Irma’s potential impact on the Tallahassee area.  If you would like to receive TCC Alerts advisories, please visit https://www.getrave.com/login/tcc and click the “register” button.  TCC provides this service free of charge, but your carrier’s message and data rates may apply.

For more information about the TCC Alerts system, please visit  

http://www.tcc.fl.edu/about/college/administrative-services/campus-police/emergency-management/tcc-alert/

Wednesday, September 6, 2017  04:42 p.m.

TCC Eagles

While the path of Hurricane Irma remains uncertain, now is the time to gather your disaster supplies, check your emergency plans and get the resources you need to stay informed. Use the following information and resources to keep you and your family safe.

Sandbag Locations

On Wednesday, Sept. 6, beginning at 10 a.m., the City of Tallahassee and Leon County will make sandbags available to the public at the following locations:

  • Jack McLean Community Center, 700 Paul Russell Road
  • Winthrop Park, 1601 Mitchell Avenue
  • James Messer Sports Complex, 2830 Jackson Bluff Road
  • Lawrence-Gregory Community Center, 1115 Dade Street
  • Tekesta Park, at Tekesta Drive and Deer Lake Road in Killearn Lakes
  • Apalachee Regional Park (Landfill), 7550 Apalachee Parkway
  • J. Lee Vause, 6024 Old Bainbridge Road

These locations will not be staffed, and residents will need to bring their own shovel. Sand, bags and ties will be available for public use. Residents are asked to take no more than 15 bags to allow others to prepare.

Stay Informed

Hurricane Irma is a slow-moving, powerful storm. To stay up-to-date on with campus operations you have the following resources:

For the City of Tallahassee and Leon County’s preparedness actions, such as sand bag locations, shelter openings and preparedness tips, you have the following resources:

  • www.Talgov.com for community response information, as well as details about City services.
  • Download the City’s free mobile app, DigiTally, now to easily report power outages or downed trees later if needed.
  • Follow the City on https://twitter.com/COTNews
  • Leon County’s Emergency Information Portal: http://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/ei/
  • Download the Leon County Citizens Connect mobile app for general updates.

TCC knows there may be high anxiety with the uncertainty of the storm, and we will keep all students informed related to any change in operation.

Dean of Student Services Office

Wednesday, September 6, 2017  10:18 a.m.

TCC Community,

TCC continues to monitor Hurricane Irma and its potential impacts to Florida and the Tallahassee region. Our highest priority is the protection of all students, faculty, staff, and visitors on our campuses. 

All TCC campuses are open at this time.  In the event that closures become necessary, we will use the TCC Alerts system to provide TCC community members with campus closure and reopening information.

TCC administrators remain in close contact with Tallahassee area partner agencies as we work to anticipate any closure needs. At this time no local evacuation orders have been issued, and no shelter locations have been announced. Updates on local preparedness can be found at the Leon County emergency information portal: cms.leoncountyfl.gov/ei.

Awareness of the threat posed by this extremely dangerous storm is very important. Please take the time now to complete your personal planning so that you and your loved ones remain safe. Please utilize our Hurricane Preparedness Guide which contains contacts for sources of up-to-date weather information, safety tips, an emergency checklist, and more.

In the event you must take individual protective actions, please keep the following issues in mind:

  • Plan and pack everything you need to take with you.
  • Be sure to fill necessary medical prescriptions and take them with you.
  • Always heed local evacuation notices. Things can be replaced, people can’t be.
  • Never drive through deep or flowing water, you and your car can be swept away quickly. Turn around, don’t drown.
  • In the event that TCC campuses are closed, please do not return to campus before the designated re-open date or before receiving notification that it is safe to return. Check the TCC website for notices about campus closures and re-openings. Status updates will be posted on the TCC Alerts page.
  • If you must evacuate, move away from the projected path of the storm. Coordinate planned locations for meeting your family and/or friends who might be evacuating at areas well away from the storm’s projected path. It is not safe to drive into the oncoming storm.
  • There is safety in numbers. Buddy up and share driving responsibilities and lodging costs with trusted friends and/or family members. There will be significant vehicular traffic and competition for lodging along evacuation routes, so be prepared and be careful.

Please know that we want you to be safe during the storm and ready to return to classes when the emergency has passed.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017  10:02 a.m.

TCC ALERT! UPDATE: There is no immediate or ongoing threat. Main campus remains open and classes will continue as scheduled.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017  09:50 a.m.

TCC ALERT! Main Campus-attempted strong-arm robbery. Susp: blk female, 18-20 yrs, braided hair red/burg in color, dark clothing. Call TCCPD w/ info 850-201-6100.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 03:57 p.m.

TCC Eagles this is important information regarding current and possible weather conditions.

Tallahassee Community College is actively monitoring the progress of Hurricane Irma. College administrators will take appropriate action should conditions warrant.

The path of the storm is uncertain at this time. However, travel to areas the storm may directly affect is discouraged.

Status updates will be posted on the TCC Alerts page as they become available.

The TCC community is encouraged to use this time to make necessary preparations. 

Please visit TCC’s Hurricane Preparedness Guide for more information. The guide contains contacts for sources of up-to-date weather information, safety tips, an emergency checklist and more.

For up-to-date information on Irma you may also visit the National Hurricane Center
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

Dean of Student Services Office

Tuesday, September 5, 2017  02:48 p.m.

Tallahassee Community College is actively monitoring the progress of Hurricane Irma. College administrators will take appropriate action should conditions warrant.

The path of the storm is uncertain at this time. However, travel to areas the storm may directly affect is discouraged.

Status updates will be posted on the TCC Alerts page as they become available.

The TCC community is encouraged to use this time to make necessary preparations.

Please visit TCC’s Hurricane Preparedness Guide for more information. The guide contains contacts for sources of up-to-date weather information, safety tips, an emergency checklist and more.