11 A.M. TS #ISAAC UPDATE: All of Palm Beach County out of error cone, winds at 60 mph, moving WNW at 14 mph #wptvisaac
St. Lucie County School District message: As tropical storm Isaac follows its latest more westerly projected path, apparently taking the Treasure Coast out of its error cone, St. Lucie Schools Superintendent Michael Lannon and St. Lucie County Emergency Management officials concur there is not currently a direct threat to interrupt normal school operations for next week. However, school district officials will continue to closely monitor the storm and will alert parents and staff via outbound phone calls, the school district web site, education cable television channel, as well as local media for updates if conditions warrant any change.
Gulf of Mexico oil companies start evacuations
By The Associated Press
Oil companies are evacuating some Gulf of Mexico oil rigs in advance of Tropical Storm Isaac.
For now the storm is close to the Dominican Republic and Haiti. But oil installations would be at risk if it heads to the Gulf of Mexico and reaches hurricane strength.
BP says it has begun evacuating all workers from its Thunder Horse platform in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, and will suspend oil and natural gas production there. It is also evacuating non-essential workers from offshore facilities in the central Gulf.
Apache Corp., the oil services company, says it is evacuating non-essential workers in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
Palm Beach County Emergency Management
Continues to Monitor Tropical Storm Isaac
Officials met again today to discuss school, court and office closings, as well as disruptions in transportation services. There is currently no plan to close offices or schools on Monday. Emergency management officials will be monitoring the track of the storm through the weekend.
Martin County School District
All Martin County Public Schools Will Be Open on Monday, August 27th
Based on the latest information provided by the National Hurricane Center regarding the track of Tropical Storm Isaac, all Martin County public schools will be open on Monday, August 27th. In addition, school buses will follow their normal routes and schedules.
District staff continues to work with the Emergency Operations Center to monitor the storm. Should any changes become warranted, the District will notify families via the local media, the outbound calling system, email alerts, and by placing emergency related information on the District’s website, www.martinschools.org.