Hurricane Updates

Hurricane Updates 2018Weather forecasters expect Hurricane Michael — which threatens more than 300 miles of the Gulf Coast — to make landfall as a Category 3 storm in the Florida Panhandle Wednesday night.

Its projected track leaves Central Florida (where Beacon College is located) out of the “cone of uncertainty.” As a result, the region should be spared the strong winds and other more serious impacts of such a massive storm. Meteorologists forecast a 60 percent chance of rain Tuesday through Thursday.

Currently, all Beacon classes, events, and administrative operations remain on a regular schedule.

The college’s administration continues to monitor Hurricane Michael. Should its path and conditions change, our Critical Response Team will evaluate and notify the Beacon community accordingly should emergency protocols become necessary.

Please monitor your email and the Beacon College homepage and the Beacon Facebook page for updated information. Look for any statements outlining the college’s response — including schedule changes or cancellations — to be shared through official Beacon channels, including the school’s emergency notification text alert system.

Further, the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network offers Florida Storms. This free mobile weather app keeps users abreast of potential of severe weather and hazards. Get the app at

As always, protecting our students, faculty, staff, and visitors to our Leesburg campus remains our primary concern.