Blackhawk technical colleges shuts down after Hurricane Florence
Blackhawk Technical College, a blackwater school, closed down Wednesday after the hurricane Florence struck the southern U.S. state of Florida, according to the Associated Press.
The college is located on Lake Michigan, in the southeastern corner of the state, and has more than 1,000 students enrolled.
The Associated Press said it was the latest in a string of Blackhawk schools closing for Hurricane Florence.
The AP reported that the college was closing after the Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday, and the school’s president said the school would not reopen for the duration of the storm.
It is the second time in recent years that a Blackhawk has closed for Hurricane Harvey.
The school closed for a day in April to receive donations and had not reopened.
The Hurricane Florence hit the southeastern U.C.L.A. campus, which is the nation’s largest for technical college students, the AP reported.
Hurricane Florence also impacted the Mississippi Valley Community College System, which has about 2,700 students enrolled, the Associated Public Press reported.
The system also closed its school in Mississippi on Wednesday, with the university saying in a statement that its emergency operations plan had been suspended.
The Mississippi Valley community college system is the largest in the Mississippi Delta region, according the AP.