Classes Currently On Schedule At FBISD
Flour Bluff—Classes are still on schedule at Flour Bluff ISD as a major power outage continues to impact much the Flour Bluff area, Friday morning. Flour Bluff ISD Public Information Officer Kim Snead sent out a call to parents Friday morning informaing them of the situation. In the call, Snead said that the district and AEP had been in communication and that the utility expected to have the issue resolved within two hours and that class schedules are still operating on a normal schedule. Snead also informed parents and guardians that should the outage last longer than expected, classes may end up being canceled for the day.
The original outage caused disruptions to well over 4,000 meters just before 8:00 pm Thursday night. The outage occurred just as the final races of a district track meet were being played out at Flour Bluff’s Hornet Stadium. Parents began picking their children up in near total darkness Thursday evening, while visiting families worked to navigate the busy streets in the darkness.
For most of Thursday evening Power was out along Laguna Shores, Waldron, Yorktown And Flour Bluff Drive. The impacted areas were largely from the school complex back towards the reservoir. AEP indicated that a major failure had occurred at their distribution substation which led to the unplanned outage.
Parts of the area had power restored by midnight, while others have been totally in the dark all night or have had off and on service throughout.
Parents should monitor district social media and their normal communication routes for further information.