Ahead of Hurricane Irma Florida residents are preparing and planning for the high wind speeds and heavy rainfall. In Miami-Dade County closures as soon as Thursday are expected.
Government Offices, per the Miami Herald:
Monroe County- schools, government agencies, and county parks will begin closing Wednesday, Sept. 6 until further notice.
Miami-Dade- County offices will close Thursday, Sept. 7, and Friday, Sept. 8.
City of Miami offices will close Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8. Garbage, trash, recycle pickup with remain the same through Thursday but be canceled on Friday.
School Closures, per the Miami Herald:
Miami-Dade: public schools will close after school ends on Wednesday, Sept. 6
Broward & Palm Beach: public schools will close Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8.
City of North Miami: all city events starting Thursday, Sept. 7 through Monday, Spet. 11 will be canceled.
The Archdiocese of Miami: all elementary and high schools in Miami-Dade and Broward will be closed Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8. Saint Thomas University will also be closed starting Thursday.
Miami Country Day School will be closed starting Wednesday through the end of the week.
Random Everglades, Gulliver Schools, and Scheck Hillel Community School will close Thursday and Friday. After-school activities at Gulliver are canceled for Wednesday. All school activities for Ransom Everglades are canceled from Thursday through the weekend.
Universities have also begun canceling classes, be sure to check your universities website.
At this time airlines are adding flights or using larger airplanes to accommodate the high demand of flights out of Florida as residents continue to evacuate. Airlines such as Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and American, who all have a big presence in south Florida and the Carribean are waiving fees for travelers to rebook travel plans through cities in Hurricane Irma’s path.
Travelers are encouraged to check their flight regularly as flight delays and cancellations are expected over the next few days.
— Miami Int’l Airport (@iflymia) September 6, 2017
— Ft. Laude-Hlwd Int’l (@FLLFlyer) September 5, 2017