Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Katrina – Part 1

Tropical Storm Katrina is on track to tromp over South Florida.

Schools in Broward County (Ft. Lauderdale) will be closed Thursday and Friday, and word is now out that Miami-Dade Schools will be closed Thursday, with word on whether or not they’ll be open on Friday to come later. No word yet on whether or not this applies to administrative staff.

I have my stock of water, non-perishable food, a good flashlight, and a good book.

Coincidentally, today is the thirteenth anniversary of Hurricane Andrew.

Update — 8:10 p.m.:

“All Miami-Dade County public schools, adult education centers and offices will be closed on Thursday, August 25, due to the anticipated effects of Tropical Storm Katrina. All extracurricular activities and athletic events have been canceled.

Only Miami-Dade County Public Schools employees designated as ‘essential’ should report to work on Thursday, August 25. Essential personnel include staff involved in emergency management, storm damage assessment, security and repair of facilities related to weather, and payroll processing. Employees should confer with their supervisors if they have a question about their designation as essential.”

I’m not considered “essential,” so I know what I’m doing tomorrow…