Diocese of Baton Rouge makes decision about school next week

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This satellite image released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows Tropical Storm Laura in the North Atlantic Ocean, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Laura formed Friday in the eastern Caribbean and forecasters said it poses a potential hurricane threat to Florida and the U.S. Gulf Coast. A second storm also may hit the U.S. after running into Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. (NOAA via AP)

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – With the possibility of Tropical Storm Marco and Tropical Storm Laura hitting South Louisiana this week, the Diocese of Baton Rouge is closing Catholic schools for entirety of the next week.

The Diocese of Baton Rouge released this statement about the closures:

It is expected that two weather systems (tropical storms and/or hurricanes) will affect South Louisiana during this week. The current forecast indicates that TS Marco will affect our area beginning mid-day on Monday, and TS Laura may affect our area beginning on Wednesday. If both systems land on the Louisiana coast, our area will be affected for several days.

In the interest of everyone’s safety, both during and after the storms, Catholic schools in the Diocese of Baton Rouge will be closed for the entire week (August 24 – 28), with classes resuming on Monday, August 31. Principals will communicate directly with parents about any changes or updates in schedule for students. We continue to pray for the safety of all during this weather event.

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