The following is a list of schools in Acadiana and Universities in the State that have announced closures ahead of the tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico.
St. Mary -
All St. Mary Parish school summer activities and offices will be closed on Friday, July 12.
St. Landry -
All St. Landry Parish School District summer school programs, schools, head start centers, pupil appraisal, and the central office will be closed Friday, July 12, 2019, due to the threat of severe weather.
"Although we are in the middle of summer, we still have students in summer programs and head start centers, and our main concern is the safe transportation of our students and employees to and from schools and facilities. Consideration is given to weather reports, visibility, flooding, wind, road conditions and the Office of Emergency Preparedness recommendations."
Cameron Parish Schools System announced Wednesday that all of their facilities will be closed as of Thursday morning.
That closure will being as of 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning.
The School System says that schools will be closed all day Thursday and hope to resume on Monday morning.
Below are a list of colleges and universities that have announced closures.
LSU says that campus will closed Friday, July 12, 2019.
"Due to expected inclement weather and the potential for flooding in the Baton Rouge area, LSU will be closed on Friday, July 12. All classes and events scheduled for Friday are cancelled. This includes all athletic and academic summer camps, the LSU Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool, the LSU Testing Center, all camps and activities at the University Laboratory School, and any other events or activities scheduled on LSU’s campus."
LSU students who are currently residing in campus residence halls may remain in their halls and should watch www.lsu.edu [lsu.edu], email, text messages, and LSU social media for further guidance. As of now, LSU Dining Halls will be open on Friday. Students remaining on campus should also consider where their cars are parked. Some parking lots are in low-lying areas and have a history of flooding. Students may want to consider moving their vehicles to higher ground prior to Friday. LSU recommends that any students who choose to leave campus or go home for the weekend should do so before the inclement weather begins, but should use caution and watch local weather reports if they are heading to a location that is also expecting flooding and tropical storm conditions. Safety should be everyone’s priority.
Employees who are considered essential personnel should check with their supervisors to find out if they are needed on Friday. Non-essential personnel should NOT report to campus on Friday. All campus buildings, including the Union, University Recreation, Bookstore, Library and all academic buildings will be closed. Please assist LSU PD by keeping roads clear and not traveling to campus on Friday. The Office of Human Resource Management will send instructions for time entry for the weather-related closure to all timekeepers in a follow-up email.
Faculty members who rely on refrigeration or have specific power needs related to their research projects should consider the potential for a power outage on Friday or over the weekend. Please contact the LSU Emergency Operations Center as soon as possible if you have any concerns about your research and need assistance. Call 225-578-3231 to obtain assistance from the EOC.
All South Louisiana Community College campuses will be closed Friday, July 12 due to inclement weather. All activities planned Friday and throughout the weekend will be rescheduled. The safety of our students and employees is our first priority. Please monitor weather reports and stay safe. All campuses are expected to resume normal operations Monday, July 15.