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    • UPDATE: 2:30 PM - SUNDAY, AUGUST 30
      Collier County Public Schools WILL BE OPEN TOMORROW (Monday, August 31). We are expecting normal operations Monday, while monitoring for heavy rain possibilities. Students and staff should follow normal school/work hours. Collier County will have a significant rainfall event over the next 24 to 36 hours. Please be careful getting to school and be vigilant in looking for any potential flooding. Thank you for your patience and understanding this weekend.

    • UPDATE: 5:00 PM - SATURDAY, AUGUST 29
      The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for coastal and inland Collier County from tonight (Saturday) through Sunday night (August 30). A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. Deep tropical moisture associated from the remnants of Erika will be moving into South Florida late tonight through Sunday night. This will create a threat for very heavy rainfall across South Florida with rainfall amounts from 2 to 4 inches along with possibility of much higher amounts where showers and thunderstorms move over the same area. Heavy rain may create significant flooding of streets, urban areas, and low lying flood-prone areas.

    • UPDATE: 2:30 PM - SATURDAY, AUGUST 29
      Erika is no longer a tropical storm, so it appears that we have avoided a tropical wind event. The remnants of Erika still contain a lot of rain and present a risk of flooding late Sunday night through Tuesday. Collier County declared a precautionary state of emergency today. This is not to alarm, but to have us ready if we need any flood-related assistance after the storm. We will make a final determination about school closures tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. (Sunday, August 30). We want to use the next 24 hours to gather more information on the impending rain event and the potential flood risk for Monday. Please continue to follow our district website at www.collierschools.com, as well as Facebook and Twitter for any other updates.

    • UPDATE: 9:40 AM SATURDAY, AUGUST 29 - ERIKA IS NO LONGER A TROPICAL STORM
      There are no change to school operations at this hour.

    • UPDATE: 9:18 AM SATURDAY, AUGUST 29 - ERIKA IS NO LONGER A TROPICAL STORM
      Still closely monitoring TS Erika as it approaches Florida. There are no change to school operations at this hour . Please check this page for updates over the weekend. We will also provide updates on Twitter and Facebook as well as the CCPS APP. You can also expect an automated phone call and APP alert when a decision is made or an update is warranted.
      9:15 UPDATE: NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER SAYS ERIKA HAS LOST ITS CENTER OF CIRCULATION.

    • TROPICAL STORM ERIKA UPDATE - 8:00 AM SATURDAY, AUGUST 29
      Still closely monitoring TS Erika as it approaches Florida. There are no change to school operations at this hour . Please check this page for updates over the weekend. We will also provide updates on Twitter and Facebook as well as the CCPS APP. You can also expect an automated phone call and APP alert when a decision is made or an update is warranted.
      8AM ADVISORY: NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER SAYS, "ERIKA APPEARS TO BE DISSIPATING..."

    • TROPICAL STORM ERIKA UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT PATTON - 5:10 PM FRIDAY
      Hello this is Superintendent Kamela Patton. I wanted to reach out to you about Tropical Storm Erika. We are currently watching the storm system very closely. The path and strength still remain uncertain. We will provide time certain updates on the status of school at 2:30pm Saturday and 2:30pm Sunday. We will post these updates here in the announcement box of our district website. We will also utilize our automated phone system, email, district APP alert, as well as Twitter and Facebook. We will make a decision whether to close schools when the information solidifies. Please continue to follow our district website at www.collierschools.com as well as Facebook and Twitter for regular updates.

    • TROPICAL STORM ERIKA UPDATE 2:08 PM FRIDAY
      Still closely monitoring TS Erika as it approaches Florida. There are no changes to school operations at this hour. Please check this page for updates over the weekend. We will also provide updates on Twitter and Facebook as well as the CCPS APP. You can also expect an automated phone call and APP alert when a decision is made or an update is warranted.

    • TROPICAL STORM ERIKA UPDATE 12:35 PM FRIDAY
      Still closely monitoring TS Erika as it approaches Florida. There are no changes to school operations at this hour. Please check this page for updates over the weekend. We will also provide updates on Twitter and Facebook as well as the CCPS APP. You can also expect an automated phone call and APP alert when a decision is made or an update is warranted.

    • Stay up to date with current School News concerning Tropical Storm Erika by downloading the CCPS Mobile App, and by joining us on Twitter and Facebook.
     
     

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    In future weather emergencies, information regarding school operations coming directly from the school district office will be available from five sources:

    • Emergency Information Hotline – 1-888-994-NEWS (6397) for updates in English, Spanish, and Creole.
    • School District Website – www.collierschools.com, or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.
    • Social Media - Join us Facebook and Twitter for LIVE updates
    • The Education Channel – Comcast, cable 99.
    • School Messenger – parents and staff can expect to receive an automated phone message containing vital school closing and re-opening information.
    • Notifications – subscribers of CCPS Mobile App will receive emergency information updates. To learn more about CCPS Mobile, please click here.

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      • Linea informativa de telefono (hotline) en las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Collier 1-888-99-4NEWS (1-888-994-6397)

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