Wednesday's 8 a.m. update on Hurricane Dorian brings little change. The Category 2 storm continues its path north-northwest at 8 mph. (Florida Public Radio Emergency Network)

Thursday at 10:00 a.m.: Florida escaped the worst of Hurricane Dorian as the storm died from a Category 5 to a Category 2 and skirted the state’s east coast after devastating the Bahamas where the death toll has climbed to 20. Now restrengthened to a Category 3, Dorian is heading toward the coasts of South and North Carolina at 8 mph with maximum sustained winds at 115 mph. As the storm is no longer within WUFT’s coverage zone, no more updates will be made.

Update, Wednesday at 2:15 p.m.: Hurricane Dorian is located 115 miles east of Jacksonville and continues to move north-northwest at 9 mph toward the coasts of South and North Carolina. The Category 2 storm’s sustained winds are at 105 mph. Hurricane-force winds extend out up to 70 miles from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend out up to 175 miles. Rain bands are sweeping through north/northeastern portions of the state, bringing coastal areas gusts of 30-40 mph and inland area gust of 20-30 mph.

Watches and Warnings:

A storm surge warning is in effect for Flagler County and St. Johns County.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for:

  • North of Edisto Beach, S.C. to South Santee River, S.C.
  • Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for:

  • North of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. to Edisto Beach, S.C.
  • North of South Santee River, S.C. to Duck, N.C.
  • North of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. to Savannah River

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:

  • North of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. to Edisto Beach, S.C.
  • Brevard/Volusia County line to Savannah River

Storm Surge: The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the Florida coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide:

  • Volusia/Brevard County line to the Savannah River…3 to 5 feet
  • Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds…4 to 6 feet
  • Volusia/Brevard County line…2 to 4 feet

Water levels could begin to rise well in advance of the arrival of strong winds. The surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves. Surge-related flooding depends on how close the center of Dorian comes to the coast and can vary greatly over short distances.

Wind: Maximum sustained winds were up to 155 mph with gusts up to 190 mph and the minimum central pressure was at 938 mb, according to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles. Although gradual weakening is forecast, Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next couple of days.

Hurricane conditions are expected within the hurricane warning area in Florida by late tonight or Tuesday. Hurricane conditions are possible in the hurricane watch area on Wednesday. Tropical storm conditions are expected within the tropical storm warning area today and Tuesday and are possible in the tropical storm watch area by tonight.

Rainfall: Dorian is expected to produce the following rainfall totals through late this week:

  • Northwestern Bahamas…12 to 24 inches, isolated 30 inches.
  • Central Bahamas…Additional 1 to 3 inches, isolated storm totals of 6 inches.
  • Coastal Carolinas…5 to 10 inches, isolated 15 inches.
  • Atlantic Coast from the Florida peninsula through Georgia…4 to 8 inches, isolated 10 inches.

This rainfall may cause life-threatening flash floods.

Surf: Large swells are affecting east-facing shores of the Bahamas and the Florida east coast, and will spread northward along the southeastern United States coast during the next few days. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

Tornados: Isolated tornadoes are possible this afternoon into tonight along the immediate coast of east-central Florida.

Stay informed on the latest local coverage below:

Alachua County Emergency Management Office: Residents are encouraged to have an emergency preparedness plan, a basic emergency supply kit and to register for emergency alerts at www.AlertAlachua.com. Stay informed on major storms by following Alachua County on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to the county’s press releases.

Evacuation Orders

Brevard County – Mandatory    
Brevard County Issues Mandatory Evacuation Order Ahead of #Dorian The following residents should START evacuating on Monday, September 2 at 8 a.m.: -those who live on the barrier islands, including areas from Kennedy Space Center south to the south beaches, and Merritt Island, -those in mobile homes or manufactured housing, -those in low-lying, flood-prone areas, -those with special medical needs such as electrical dependence. To determine whether an address is located in an evacuation zone, visit https://bit.ly/2wKvjq0 to plug in the address at the search engine in the upper left-hand corner. Shelter details are still being finalized and will be announced later. Public shelters will be made available for general population, families wishing to bring their pets and those with special medical needs.

Tuesday, September 3 at 2 p.m.: The mandatory evacuation is still in place. Brevard is expected to receive tropical storm force winds and localized flooding.

Duval County – Mandatory
Mandatory Evacuations for Zones A and B, as well as Huguenot and Hanna parks, effective 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2.. Residents who live in Zones A and B should begin to make the necessary arrangements and prepare to leave starting Monday, Sept. 2.

Flagler County – Mandatory

Effective at noon today, residents and visitors in Evacuation Zones A, B, and F, as well as those living in flood prone areas and mobile/manufactured homes countywide, are directed to evacuate in advance of Hurricane Dorian’s impact to Flagler County.

Residents whose evacuation plan is to remain in Flagler County, be sure to complete your evacuation no later than 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

  • Bunnell Elementary, 305 N. Palmetto Street, Bunnell – General Population and Pets
  • Rymfire Elementary, 1425 Rymfire Drive, Palm Coast – Special Needs

Glades County – Voluntary/Phased    
Voluntary evacuations are being ordered starting at 5pm tonight (08/30/2019) for all low lying areas, mobile home parks and RV parks for the following communities: Moore haven, Palmdale, Lakeport, Washington Park, Buckhead Ridge and Uncle Joe Fish Camp.

Hendry County – Voluntary/Phased    
(August 30, 2019) – LaBelle, Fla. – Voluntarily evacuation for residents who live in low-lying, flood prone areas as well as residents who live in RV’s or mobile homes to a safer structure. Residents are encouraged to evacuate tens of miles away from current location to secure homes of family member or friends no later than Saturday evening. Hendry County will open shelters to the public beginning at 4pm on Saturday, August 31. Residents who live on the eastern side of Hendry County who need to evacuate are encouraged to evacuate to shelters in LaBelle.

Highlands County – Voluntary    
Citizens who reside in low lying areas, mobile homes and RV’s are advised to take necessary precautions in preparation of high winds and rain over the next few days.
Indian River County – Mandatory    
Voluntary evacuations for the barrier islands, east of US 1, manufactured homes, and substandard homes.
Martin County – Mandatory   
Mandatory evacuations of Zones A-B will go into affect at 1300 today. This includes Hutchinson Island, Jupiter Island, Sewall’s Point, low lying areas, and mobile and manufactured homes.

Nassau County – Mandatory    
09/02/2019 Nassau County Emergency Management will begin mandatory evacuation from Zones A, C and F beginning at 8am this morning.

Okeechobee County – Voluntary/Phased    
A voluntary evacuation order, effective on today, Sunday, September 1, 2019, has been issued for residents living in RVs, mobile homes and low lying areas, and those areas prone to flooding

Osceola County – Voluntary/Phased    
Osceola County issued a voluntary evacuation for low lying areas and manufactured and mobile homes to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the community.

Palm Beach County – Mandatory    
Starting 1pm Today (9/1/2019) Mandatory evacuation order for those who live in Zone A and Zone B. Zone A includes mobile homes, sub-standard housing and low-lying areas prone to water intrusion. Zone B includes the barrier islands, land areas north and south of the Jupiter Inlet, and other surge-vulnerable areas south along the Intracoastal Waterway to the Broward County line.

Putnam County – Mandatory    

St. Johns County – Mandatory    
St. Johns County has issued mandatory evacuation orders effective for 8 a.m. on Monday, September 2 for Evacuation Zones A and B, which includes the entire City of St. Augustine, the City of St. Augustine Beach, and those living on waterfront property or in flood-prone areas. In addition, the County has ordered evacuations for Hastings and Flagler Estates.

St. Lucie County – Mandatory    
St. Lucie county has issued a mandatory evacuation order for residents on the barrier island (North and South Hutchinson Island), those living in low-lying coastal areas and mobile homes. That order will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday (9/1/2019).

Volusia County – Mandatory    
Volusia County officials will issue a mandatory evacuation order at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, for residents who live on the beachside and in low-lying areas, RVs and mobile homes. However, residents don’t have to wait until the order is issued. If you have a place to go, it would be best to leave the area today.

Re-Entry:

Gadsden County – Re-Entry without Qualifiers   
Volusia County – Re-Entry without Qualifiers   
Indian River County – No Re-Entry   
Martin County – Re-Entry with Qualifiers   
Must have ID and be back out by arrival of TS winds and bridges being closed.

Curfews

Flagler County – Limited

Curfew in effect Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. in evacuation zones A, B and F.

Osceola County – Full   
Curfew in place beginning Sept. 3 at 11:00 p.m. until further notice. Curfew hours 11:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.

Duval County – Limited   
Curfew in effect Sept. 2 from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. for the following beaches municipalities:

  • Neptune Beach
  • Atlantic Beach
  • Jacksonville Beach

Volusia County – Full   
Curfew in place Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 6:00 P.M. through Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 6:00 a.m.

To assist evacuation traffic, Governor DeSantis has directed the suspension of tolls on Florida’s Turnpike Mainline, and selected toll roads across the state. The toll suspensions include the following:

  • Alligator Alley
  • The Turnpike Mainline (SR 91), including the Homestead Extension (SR 821)
  • Sawgrass Expressway (SR 869)
  • Beachline Expressway (SR 528)
  • Orlando Beltway (SR 417 and SR 429)
  • I-595 Express
  • I-95 Express
  • I-75 Express

Open Shelters

Uber is offering rides to those needing transportation to a shelter. Use code DORIANRELIEF in the app, request, and select any of the Florida evacuation shelters listed as your destination.

Cocoa – Walter Butler Community Center 4201 US Hwy 1, Cocoa, FL 
Melbourne – Sherwood Elementary 2541 Post Rd, Melbourne, FL 
Melbourne – Wickham Park Community Center 2815 Leisure Way, Melbourne, FL 
Micco – South Mainland Community Center 3700 Allen Ave, Micco, FL 
Palm Bay – Ted Whitlock Community Center 370 Championship Circle NW, Palm Bay, FL 32907
Palm Bay – Bayside High School 1901 DeGroodt, Palm Bay, FL 
Port St. John – Port St. John Community Center 6650 Corto Rd, Port St. John, FL 
Titusville – Apollo Elementary 3085 Knox McRae Dr. , Titusville, FL 
Viera – Manatee Elementary 3425 Viera Blvd, Viera, FL 
Viera – Viera Regional Park 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL 
Jacksonville – Landmark Middle School 101 Kernan Blvd N , Jacksonville, FL 32225
Jacksonville – Twin Lakes Elementary 8000 Point Meadows Drive , Jacksonville, FL 32256
Jacksonville – Chimney Lakes Elementary 9353 Staples Mill Drive , Jacksonville, FL 32244
Jacksonville – Mandarin Middle School 5100 Hood Road , Jacksonville, FL 32257
Jacksonville – Oceanway Elementary 12555 Gillespie Ave , Jacksonville, FL 32218
Jacksonville – Abess Park Elementary 12731 Abess Blvd , Jacksonville, FL 32225
Jacksonville – Andrew Robinson 101 W. 12th Street , Jacksonville, FL 32218
Jacksonville – Arlington Middle School 8141 Lone Star Road , Jacksonville, FL 32211
Jacksonville – Atlantic Coast High School 9735 R.G. Skinner Pkwy , Jacksonville, FL 32256
Jacksonville – Oceanway Middle 143 Oceanway Ave , Jacksonville, FL 32218
Bunnell Elementary – General Population and Pets – 305 N. Palmetto Street, Bunnell
Rymfire Elementary – Special Needs – 1425 Rymfire Drive, Palm Coast
LaBelle – WEST GLADES ELEMENTARY 2586 CR 731500, LaBelle, fl 33935
Labelle – WEST GLADES ELEMENTARY 2586 cr 731 300, Labelle, fl 33935
Clewiston – Pioneer Community Center 910 panama ave, clewiston, FL 33440
Clewiston – Clewiston High School 1501 S. Francisco Street, Clewiston, FL 
LaBelle – La Belle Middle School 8000 E Cowboy Way, LaBelle, 
Sebastian – Treasure Coast Elementary School 8955 85th Street, Sebastian, FL 32958
Indiantown – Warfield Elementary 15260 SW 150th Street, Indiantown, FL 34956
Jensen Beach – Jensen Beach High School 2875 NW Goldenrod Road, Jensen Beach, FL 34957
Palm City – Hidden Oaks Middle School 2801 SW Martin HWY, Palm City, FL 34990
Stuart – Port Salerno Elementary 3260 SE Lionel Terrace, Stuart, FL 34997
Stuart – Willoughby Learning Center 5150 SW Willoughby Blvd, Stuart, FL 34997
Callahan – Callahan Middle 450121 Old Dixie Highway, Callahan, FL 32011
Hilliard – Hilliard Middle-Senior SpNS 1 Flashes Ave, Hilliard, FL 32046
Okeechobee – Okeechobee Public Works Building 804 NW 2nd Street , Okeechobee, FL 34972
Okeechobee – Okeechobee South Elementary School 2468 SW 7th Ave, Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Ocoee – Ocoee High School 1925 Ocoee Crown Point Parkway, Ocoee, FL 34761
Orlando – University High School 2450 Cougar Way, Orlando, FL 32817
Orlando – Evans High School 4949 Silver Star Road, Orlando, FL 32808
Orlando – Freedom High School 2500 Taft Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32837
Orlando – Freedom Middle School 2850 W. Taft Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32837
Orlando – Lake Nona High School 12500 Narcoosee Road, Orlando, FL 32832
Orlando – Oak Ridge High School 700 West Oak Ridge RoadGym, Orlando, FL 32809
Orlando – Cypress Creek High School 1101 Bear Crossing Drive, Orlando, FL 32824
Orlando – Discovery Middle School 601 Woodbury Road Gym, Orlando, FL 32828
Orlando – East River High School 654 Columbia School RoadGym, Orlando, FL 32833
Orlando – Edgewater High School 3100 Edgewater DriveGym, Orlando, FL 32804
Belle Glade – Lakeshore Middle School 425 W. Canal Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Delray Beach – Atlantic Community High School 2455 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33445
Jupiter – Independence Middle School 4001 Greenway Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458
Lake Worth – West Boynton Recreation Center 6000 Northtree Blvd,., Lake Worth, FL 33463
Lake Worth – Park Vista Community High School 7900 South Jog Road, Lake Worth, Fl 33467
Pahokee – Pahokee Middle-Senior High School 850 Larrimore Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
Palm Beach Gardens – Palm Beach Gardens High School 4245 Holly Dr, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Riviera Beach – Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary 1501 Avenue U, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404
Wellington – Palm Beach Central High School 8499 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, FL 33411
West Palm Beach – Forest Hill High School 6901 Parker Ave, West Palm Beach, Fl 33405
Elkton – South Woods Elementary 4750 State Road 206 West, Elkton, FL 32033
St. Augustine – Timberlin Creek Elementary 555 Pine Tree Lane , St. Augustine , FL 32092
St. Augustine – Pacetti Bay Middle 245 Meadowlark Lane, St. Augustine, FL 32092
St. Augustine – Pedro Menendez High 600 State Road 206 West, St. Augustine , FL 32086
St. Augustine – Osceola Elementary 1605 Osceola Elementary Road, St. Augustine, FL 32084
St. Johns – Bartram Trail High 7399 Longleaf Pine Parkway, St. Johns , FL 32259
Fort Pierce – Fenn Center SNS 2000 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce, FL 34982
Fort Pierce – Fort Pierce Central High School 4101 S 25th St, Fort Pierce, FL 34981
Fort Pierce – Fort Pierce Westwood High School 1801 Panther Ln, Fort Pierce, FL 34947
Fort Pierce – Lakewood Park Elementary 7800 Indrio Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34951
Port St. Lucie – Treasure Coast High School 1000 SW Darwin Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34953
Bushnell – Sumter County Fairgrounds 7620 SR 471 Bushnell, FL 33513
Wildwood – Wildwood Community Center 6500 CR 139 Wildwood, FL 34785
Daytona Beach – Hinson Middle 1860 N. Clyde Morris BLVD, Building 2, Cafeteria, Daytona Beach, FL 32117
Daytona Beach – Mainland High 1255 W. International BLVD Building 2, Cafeteria , Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Daytona Beach – Palm Terrace Elementary 1825 Dunn Avenue, Daytona Beach , FL 32114
Deland – DeLand High 800 N. Hill Avenue, Deland, FL 32724
Deland – Freedom Elementary 1395 S. Blue Lake Avenue, Building 2, Cafeteria, Deland , FL 32724
DeLand – Volusia County Fairgrounds 3150 E. State Road 44, DeLand, FL 32724
Deltona – Pine Ridge High 925 Howland Blvd. Deltona, FL 32738
Deltona – Galaxy Middle 2400 Eustace Avenue Deltona, FL 32725
Deltona – Pride Elementary 1100 Learning Lane Deltona, FL 32738
Orange City – River Springs Middle 900 West Ohio Avenue Orange City, FL 32763
Orange City – University High School 1000 W. Rhode Island Avenue Orange City, FL 32763
Pierson – T.D. Taylor Middle/ High 100 E. Washington Avenue Building 2, Cafeteria, Pierson, FL 32180
Port Orange – Sweetwater Elementary 5800 Victoria Gardens Blvd Port Orange, FL 32127
Port Orange – Atlantic High 1250 Reed Canal Road Port Orange, FL 32129
Port Orange – Creekside Middle 6801 Airport Road, Port Orange, FL 32128

To see open shelters on a map, click here.

Additional shelter information for all Florida counties can be found here  or by calling 311.

For special medical needs shelter registration, call 352-334-7967. Provide your name, address and phone number or email martha.buffington@flhealth.gov.

School closings

Florida College System:

  • Broward College, all campuses and partnership centers will close at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, August 31 through Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • College of Central Florida will be closed Saturday, August 31, 2019 through Wednesday September 4, 2019.
  • Daytona State College will close at 12 p.m. Friday, August 30, 2019 and will remain closed until further notice.
  • Eastern Florida State College will be closed at 12 p.m. Thursday, August 29, 2019 through Monday, September 9, 2019.
  • Florida Gateway College will be closing Friday, August 30, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. through Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Florida Keys Community College will be closed Tuesday, September 3.
  • Florida Southwestern State College will be closed Sunday, September 1, 2019 through Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville all campuses and centers will be closing Saturday, August 31, 2019 at noon, through Wednesday, September, 4, 2019.
  • Hillsborough Community College will be closing at Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 12 p.m. through Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Indian River State College will close Friday, August 30, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. through Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • Lake-Sumter State College will be closing Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. through Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • Miami Dade College will be closing Friday, August 30, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. though Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Palm Beach State College will be closing at noon on Friday, August 30, 2019 through Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • Pasco-Hernando State College will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019 and Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • Polk State College will be closing Saturday, August 31, 2019 through Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • Santa Fe College will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019 and will reopen Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • Seminole State College of Florida will be closed Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 12 p.m. through Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • South Florida State College will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • St. John’s River State College will be closed on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • St. Petersburg College will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • The College of the Florida Keys will be open August 31, 2019. The college will reopen Wednesday, Sept. 4th
  • Valencia College will close at 5:00 p.m. Friday through Thursday, September 5, 2019.

State University System:

  • Florida A&M University satellite campuses will be closed through Thursday, September 5, 2019. Classes will resume Friday, September 6, 2019.
  • Florida Atlantic University will be closed Tuesday, September 3 and Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • Florida Gulf Coast University will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Florida International University will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 3019.
  • Florida Polytechnic University will be closed Tuesday, September 3, and Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • Florida State University Regional Medical campus closed until Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • New College of Florida will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019 and Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • University of Central Florida will close at 5 p.m. Friday and remain closed through Thursday, September 5, 2019.
  • University of Florida will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Campus reopens Wednesday with classes resuming Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.
  • University of North Florida will be closed Saturday, August 31, 2019 through Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • University of South Florida will close at 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2019 through Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Florida A&M University satellite campuses will be closed through Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

K-12 schools:

  • Alachua County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Baker County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, and Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • Bradford County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019 and Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • Brevard County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019 through Thursday September 5, 2019.
  • Broward County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Citrus County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019 and Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • Collier County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Columbia County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Clay County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019 and Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • Duval County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019 and Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • FAU Lab will be closed on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Flagler County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019 through Thursday, September 5, 2019.
  • Florida School for the Deaf and Blind is closed until further notice.
  • Florida Virtual School will be closed on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Students will still be able to access courses.
  • Gilchrist County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Glades County will be closed until further notice beginning Saturday, August 31, 2019.
  • Gulf County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Hamilton County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Hardee County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Hendry County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Hernando County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Highlands County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019 and Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • Hillsborough County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Indian River County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019 and Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • Lake County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019 and Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • Levy County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Liberty County will be closed on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Marion County Public Schools will re-open Thursday, September 5, and Friday, September 6, 2019.
  • Martin County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019 and Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Shelters will be opening on Sunday, September 1, 2019.
  • Miami-Dade County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019. All adult education classes will be cancelled starting August 30, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. until further notice.
  • Monroe County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Nassau County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019 and Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • Okeechobee County is closed as of today, Friday, August 30,2019 until further notice.
  • Orange County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019 and Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • Osceola County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019 and Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • Palm Beach County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Pasco County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Pinellas County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Polk County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019 and Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • Putnam County  will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019 and Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • Seminole County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019 and Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • St. Johns County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019 through Thursday, September 5, 2019.
  • St. Lucie County will have early release on Friday, August 30, 2019 through Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • Sumter County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • UF Lab School will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Union County will be closed Friday, August 30, through Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Classes will resume Thursday, September 5, 2019.
  • Volusia County will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019 through Thursday, September 5, 2019.

The status of Florida school closures will be updated on the Florida Department of Education website.

Sandbags

Alachua County: Sandbags are available with a limit of 10 per person:

  • Friday
    • 8 a.m.to 5 p.m.
      • Public Works, 405 NW 39th Ave., Gainesville
    • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      • Wayside Park, 11855 NW US 441, Gainesville
  • Saturday
    • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      • Citizens Field, 14000 NE 8th Ave., Gainesville
      • Wayside Park, 11855 NW US 441, Gainesville

Bradford County: Sandbag distribution began Thursday at noon.

  • Sheriff’s Office maintenance yard, 810 North Grand St., Starke
    • Access will be off Davis Street at Bradford Gun & Pawn.

Citrus County: Sandbags locations will open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There is a limit of 15 bags per vehicle.

  • 4508 S. Grandmarch Ave., Homosassa
  • 7490 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Crystal River 
  • Spruce Drive Boat Ramp, 4863 E. Spruce Dr., Dunnellon

Clay County: Sandbags are available today at the following locations:

  • Omega Park – 4317 County Road 218, Middleburg 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Eagle Harbor Soccer Complex – 4387 Lakeshore Drive, Fleming Island 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Dixie County: Sandbags are now available at the County Yard.

  •  149 SE 309 St., Cross City

Flagler County will have it available at the following locations Monday:

  • Santa Maria Del Mar Catholic Church
  • A1A Tennis Center, 5633 N. Ocean Shore Blvd.
  • Old Jail Site at Utility St. & Old Moody Blvd.
  • Hidden Trails Community Center

Today is the last day for sandbags from Flagler County

Gilchrist County: No sandbag locations have been announced as of Friday morning.

Hernando County: Sandbag locations are self serve and will be open Friday from noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

  • 1360 Anderson Snow Rd., Spring Hill
  • 6300 Shoal Line Blvd., Spring Hill
  • 34240 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor

Levy County: Sandbags locations are now open and self serve, limit of 20 per person.

  • Gulf Hammock Fire Station (Old fire station at 326 and 19)
  • City of Williston – SW 1st St & SW 1st Ave
  • Cedar Key – 7th & F street
  • Rosewood Baptist Church
  • Yankeetown Water Plant 
  • Inglis Municipal Building
  • Bronson Town Hall
  • Chiefland Fire Station 
  • Fowler’s Bluff Fire Station
  • Fanning Springs Fire Station 
  • Marion County: Sandbag locations will remain open through Tuesday, September 3rd, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the following locations:
  • Wrigley Field – 405 County Road E 316, Citra, FL
  • Belleview Sports Complex – 6501 SE 107th Street, Belleview, FL
  • Dunnellon City Complex – 11924 Bostick Street, Dunnellon, FL
  • East Marion Sports Complex – 14445 NE 14th Street Road, Silver Springs, FL
  • City of Ocala Sandbag Locations:
  • Rielly Arts Center – 500 NE 9th Street, Ocala, FL
  • ED Crosky Recreation Center – 1510 NW Fourth Street, Ocala, FL

For more information, call Ocala Recreation and Parks at 352-368-5517.

Putnam County:  No sandbag locations have been announced as of Friy morning.

Power Outage Reporting

GRU

  • Power outages and downed lines: 352-334-2871
  • Streetlight outages: 352-334-3434
  • Water and wastewater repairs: 352-334-2711
  • Natural gas leaks: 352-334-2550

Florida Power & Light

  • Power outages and downed lines: 1-800-468-8243

Clay Electric

  • Power outages: 1-888-434-9844

Duke Energy

  • Power outages and downed lines: 800-228-8485

Ocala Electric Utility

Price Gouging Hotline

(866) 966-7226

State Assistance Information Hotline

1-(800)-342-3557

Hurricane Preparedness Updates from Gov. Ron DeSantis:

  • 8/29 Gov. DeSantis sent a letter to President Donald Trump formally requesting he declare a pre-landfall disaster.
  • 8/29 Gov. DeSantis expanded the state of emergency to include all 67 counties in Florida.