School Canceled? Really?

Pinellas Park, Florida
June 7, 2016 7:26am CST
I cannot believe they canceled school over a little drizzle like that. Did anyone else here in Florida have it bad? I remember back in high school when I was in class, lightning striking ever other minute, streets flooding, red lights out, and we still had class. As I have mentioned in another post I have never seen snow. Is your school district strict about closing the schools for snow day?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Jun 16
I think it's crazy that they cancelled school over rain! Lol. We didn't get anything except for rain here too.
@akalinus (15720)
• United States
7 Jun 16
The storm was supposed to be much worse. They cancelled school in an abundance of caution. I watched on TV and they were ready for a big emergency, Emergency Services active, National Gaurd on alert, schools cancelled, streets closed etc. It was not as bad as they made out it would be.
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• Pinellas Park, Florida
8 Jun 16
@akalinus I guess the important thing is that they were prepared. Whereas they weren't as prepared for New Orleans.
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@akalinus (15720)
• United States
8 Jun 16
@ryanalion47 Maybe it is better to be overprepared. This one was not bad but the next one or the one after that might be.
@DWDavis (10771)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
7 Jun 16
Some of our schools on the Outer Banks closed today because of highway overwash from the storm. No one wants to see a bus load of students get washed into the ocean or sound. We do have the occasional snow day here in our area. Because we are not really geared for snowy weather, it doesn't take much snow or ice to close our schools down.
@akalinus (15720)
• United States
8 Jun 16
My kids had snow days in NY state. Usually, it was if the roads the buses needed to go on were impassible. That happened when there was a foot or more of snow or snow combined with freezing rain.
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@DWDavis (10771)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
9 Jun 16
@akalinus With people willing to sue over just about anything, school districts have become overly cautious about closing for even potential weather.
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@Teep11 (7059)
• United States
7 Jun 16
It rained pretty good but nothing that would warrant school being closed. I'm in Florida and the rain seemed to pass pretty quickly so no flooding took place.
@akalinus (15720)
• United States
7 Jun 16
I saw a lot of flooded streets on news coverage. It depends on where you were.
@maezee (32260)
• United States
8 Jun 16
I remember our schools never closed unless it was more than 20 inches of snow or 40 below or colder. Which seemed excessive. I always hoped for more snow days. Lol
@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
7 Jun 16
Maybe some infrastructure damage somewhere, so the schools were ordered to close for the day. Just have to wait and see if they report the real reason for school closure.
@toniganzon (49925)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
I have never seen the snow and the only time classes are cancelled in this tropical country of mine is when the typhoon is at signal number 2-3!
@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
well here we don't have snow but we have heavy rain that cause floods.and the government will suspend the classes the entire level