SPC Prepares and Recovers from Hurricane Irma
SPC leadership moved quickly and decisively as it became apparent that Irma would move through Pinellas. Students, faculty and staff received timely notification about the college closing and regular updates regarding class schedules and reopening plans.
Once the storm passed, SPC students and staff checked on neighbors, family and friends as the recovery process began. While dealing with damage and power outages at their own homes, crews of SPC staff sprang into action to clean campus buildings and grounds, restore internet connectivity, answer students calls, and much more. Power was restored to all campuses by Friday evening and the college reopened on September 18. In a college-wide email, President Williams said, “Despite the challenges we faced in the wake of Hurricane Irma, we have come through it even stronger than before. Thank you all for your patience and kindness to one another during the storm. At SPC, we are a family.”
Pictured: SPC Facilities Specialist Tom McNaughton removes debris at Seminole Campus after Hurricane Irma