UPDATE: LSU open, public schools close in Baton Rouge, other parishes due to Harvey
Using social media, area school districts are announcing closures due to pending rain and flood caused by Tropical Storm Harvey, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 29.
LSU, LSU Lab School and Childcare Center are all open on Wednesday, Aug. 30. Classes and university activities will continue as scheduled.
However public schools are announcing closures. They are:
East Baton Rouge Parish School System and West Baton Rouge Parish Schools are closed until Thursday, Aug. 31. See https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/21105741_1950746248513774_2431335983439999166_n.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=2a49a939a084554a6a016cbf4fd7cbd6&oe=5A2AD8E9
Point Coupee schools and the Iberville Parish School District have confirmed that all of its schools will be closed Wednesday due to Tropical Storm Harvey.
Ascension Public Schools System is dismissing classes early Tuesday due to weather impacts from Tropical Storm Harvey.
High schools and middle schools will dismiss at 12:30 p.m., and primary schools will dismiss at 1:30 p.m.
Earlier this morning, Ascension Parish moved from a flood watch to a flood warning, and according to emergency officials, the potential for flood impacts to roads may worsen as the day progresses. The schools system says it is timing the early releases with an anticipated break in the weather.
All after-school activities are cancelled for today, and a decision regarding school for Wednesday, Aug. 30, will be made Tuesday evening.