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Joaquin Bulks Up And Moves Away

The bad news is that Hurricane Joaquin has strengthened to a Category 4. The good news is that Hurricane Joaquin has moved further east. It is looking more and more like all we might get is a lot of rain but little wind out of the storm.

My students were all wanting to know if we were going to wind up missing any school because of the Hurricane. I told them that if it comes in close we might but the way the storm keeps moving out to sea we shouldn't. However, if the amount of rain we are supposed to be getting is accurate, we may wind up with a two hour delay Monday morning so the safety team can drive the county roads that are prone to flooding before the buses run.

If the storm does cause us any problems school wise, I hope it is only a two hour delay. I don't like cancelled days. They lead to make up days.


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lexiconlover wrote on October 1, 2015, 7:44 PM

I hope that if you have to miss any school on account of the storm/hurricane it ends up only being minimal like a two hour late start.

bestwriter wrote on October 1, 2015, 8:20 PM

One has to just wait and see . Predictions do go wrong and I hope this time they will and all of you will be spared from this menace.

markgraham wrote on October 1, 2015, 8:26 PM

What a good teacher you are. I know where I used to live we had to be careful of tornadoes that were spawned by some hurricanes, but not very often.

markgraham wrote on October 1, 2015, 8:27 PM

I will cross my fingers that you only have a two hour delay.

VinceSummers wrote on October 1, 2015, 10:11 PM

School was cancelled for my grandkids. Just getting a lot of rain could still be deadly. Residents of my county lost over 100 family members to a reduced hurricane (Camille) back in 1969. It can happen again here. There will be some tense moments ahead for this county.

wolfgirl569 wrote on October 1, 2015, 10:40 PM

I hope it stays on course to miss you mostly. Be safe

Paulie wrote on October 1, 2015, 10:54 PM

I hope Joaquin doesn't affect your school that much. If you have a two hour late opening, will all class periods be shortened?

CalmGemini wrote on October 2, 2015, 12:26 AM

I do think that the hurricane will miss you.Two hour delay is far better than cancelled school days.

paigea wrote on October 2, 2015, 12:27 AM

I don't think we have those make up days. Storm days are built into the schedule sort of. Technically, school never closes but sometimes buses don't run. I like the idea of delays, sometimes the roads are fine later in the day. We've never used that idea here.

inertia4 wrote on October 2, 2015, 8:34 AM

From what I saw last night on the weather channel, it looks like, if it takes that path, it could head right for the Jersey shore and NYC. Not good if that happens. I hope it gets pushed out for enough away from the coast.

CoralLevang wrote on October 2, 2015, 7:47 PM

I hope all goes well. Let's keep out over the ocean.

DWDavisRSL wrote on October 2, 2015, 9:25 PM

When the storm decided to take an easterly track any change in schedule it might have engendered went away with it.

WordChazer wrote on October 3, 2015, 12:53 PM

Sounds like Joaquin's got the message and wandered off up the coast now. Though that does mean potential storms for New York instead.