Florida State's Panama City campus won't reopen Monday

University closed campuses ahead of Hurricane Michael

By Garrett Pelican - Digital executive producer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - In the wake of Hurricane Michael, Florida State University officials said the school's Panama City campus suffered damage and won't reopen Monday as originally planned.

FSU closed its Tallahassee and Panama City campuses for the week as the storm approached.

The university announced Monday that it would close both campuses beginning at midnight on Tuesday. Classes and normal operations had been expected to resume on Monday at both campuses.

But the Panama City campus suffered roof and water damage and multiple broken windows, officials announced Friday.

Crews immediately began repairs Thursday evening, but the Panama City campus will not reopen on Monday. University administrators are working with local officials to assess the situation and will announce a new reopen date as soon as possible. 

The Tallahassee campus will reopen Monday as previously scheduled.

University officials asked the public to avoid the area around FSU's Panama City campus so they won't get in the way of repair work.

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