Friday – Area Schools & Colleges Closed

Schools close and brace for the rain and flooding

By: Jim Williams – News Talk Florida

As  result of Hurricane Hermine, the first major storm to hit the area in 11 years, the safety of thousand of school children and college students is a top priority. All school systems and colleges up and down the Gulf Coast closed today. All school related events are also postponed such as high school football and other events have been called off for today. Check your local schools for rescheduling information.


  • Hillsborough County Schools Closed Thursday 9/1
  • Pinellas County Schools Closed Thursday 9/1
  • Pasco County Schools Closed Thursday 9/1
  • Hernando County Schools Closed Thursday 9/1
  • Manatee County Schools Closed Thursday 9/1
  • Citrus County Schools Closed Thursday 9/1
  • Hillsborough Community College Closed Thursday 9/1
  • University of South Florida- All campuses Closed Thursday 9/1
  • Polk County Schools– Will be OPEN on Thursday 9/1
  • Sarasota County Schools- Will be OPEN on Thursday 9/1
  • Pasco-Hernand.como State College campuses Closed Thursday 9/1.
  • St. Petersburg College Closed Thursday 9/1
  • Saint Leo University Closed Thursday 9/1
  • Rasmussen College Tampa Bay area campuses Closed Thursday 9/1


  • Boys & Girls of Tampa Bay Closed Thursday 9/1
  • MacDonald Training Center Closed Thursday 9/1
  • Tampa Preparatory School Closed Thursday 9/1
  • The Florida Aquarium Closed Thursday 9/1
  • Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough Co. Closed Thursday 9/1
  • Hillsborough County Clerk of Court & Comptroller Closed Thursday 9/1
  • 13th Judicial Circuit Court Closed Thursday 9/1
  • Glazer Children’s Museum Closed Thursday 9/1
  • Tampa Bay History Center Closed Thursday 9/1Academy of the Holy Names Closed Thursday 9/1


  • All Pinellas County government offices and parks Closed Thursday 9/1
  • Northside Christian School Closed Thursday 9/1
  • City of Tarpon Springs Government Offices Closed 9/1
  • City of Dunedin Buildings & Offices Closed 9/1
  • Supervisor of Elections Offices Closed 9/1
  • Due to high volume of 911 calls, the Citizen Information Center is now open.  Residents can call (727) 464-4333 with their preparedness questions or to report issues.
  • Wounded Warriors Abilities Ranch “Alive Ride” has been POSTPONED until September 8, 2016 at 9.00am.


  • Pasco County Tax Collector Closed Thursday 9/1


  • Manatee County Offices Closed Thursday 9/1


  • Pine Island Park closed until further notice due t
Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.