Despite the Crestview campus closing due to Tropical Storm Isaac, Tallahassee Florida A&M University students enjoyed warm, sunny weather until late afternoon Tuesday.
“I wasn’t expecting classes to be cancelled, but I thought it would be raining,” said Shaquella Oaddams, 21,4th year occupational therapy student from Miami, Fla.
Isaac was classified as a Category 1 hurricane this afternoon. By Tuesday night none of Florida was included in the National Weather Service’s hurricane watch or warning.
Students remained optimistic that the storm would not affect Tallahassee.
“I didn’t expect it to make it all the way up here,” said Kendrick Fryson, 3rd year criminal justice student from St. Petersburg, Fla. “I remember tropical storm Chris, though.”
Many students who are from Florida, including Henry Adelusi, senior political science student from Fort Lauderdale, said they are used to this type of weather.
“It’s only a tropical storm, or category 1 hurricane, so I’m not concerned. If a hurricane hits ‘Tally’ I would most likely leave,” Adelusi said.
Adelusi added that from yesterday’s reports, he “was expecting no school and to be home right now.”
Isaac’s 75 mph winds are expected to reach southern Lousiana this evening. Tallahassee may get winds of up to 65 mph.
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