Hurricane Matthew: Bay Area school closings

Though Hurricane Matthew is primarily expected to be an east coast event, all of Central Florida will feel some effects from the storm.  Some Central Florida counties are closing schools as a precaution.

CITRUS COUNTY

Schools will be CLOSED Friday.
EOC link: http://www.sheriffcitrus.org/emergency-management.php

DESOTO COUNTY

No announcement yet
EOC link: http://www.desotobocc.com/departments/emergency_management

HARDEE COUNTY

Schools will be CLOSED Friday. Field trips for Saturday are canceled.
EOC link: https://www.facebook.com/Hardee-County-Emergency-Management-1432786133616389/

HERNANDO COUNTY

Schools will be CLOSED Friday.
EOC link: http://www.hernandosheriff.org/em/

HIGHLANDS COUNTY

Schools will be CLOSED Thursday and Friday.
EOC link: https://www.facebook.com/Highlands-County-Board-of-County-Commissioners-145032155681639/

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Schools will be CLOSED Friday.
EOC link: http://hillsboroughcounty.org/residents/public-safety/emergency-management/stay-safe

MANATEE COUNTY

Schools will be CLOSED Friday.
EOC link: https://www.facebook.com/ManateeCountyEmergencyManagement/

PASCO COUNTY

Schools will be CLOSED Friday.
EOC link: http://www.pascocountyfl.net/index.aspx?NID=701

PINELLAS COUNTY

Schools will be CLOSED Friday.
EOC link: http://www.pinellascounty.org/emergency/bulletin.htm

POLK COUNTY

Schools will be CLOSED on Thursday and Friday.
EOC link: http://www.polk-county.net/boccsite/departments/emergency-management/

SARASOTA COUNTY

Schools will be OPEN Friday.
EOC link: https://www.facebook.com/Sarasota-County-Emergency-Management-623466111005511/

SUMTER COUNTY

Early dismissal Thursday, October 6, at approximately 12:20 pm for elementary schools and 1:20 pm dismissal for secondary schools. School CLOSED Friday, October 7, for students and staff
 

FLORIDA

For local storm information along the east coast of Florida, click over to FOX 35 Orlando.
 

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