Hurricane Irma public school closings

NOAA's GOES-16 captured this geocolor image of Hurricane Irma approaching Anguilla at about 7 a.m. (EDT).

Bay Area counties are monitoring the progress of Hurricane Irma, and several have already announced school closures.  Here is the current status of public schools:

HILLSBOROUGH: Planning to reopen Thursday

PINELLAS: Will reopen Monday Sept. 18.

POLK: Will reopen Tuesday Sept. 19.

CITRUS: Closed through Wednesday

HERNANDO: Closed through Tuesday

PASCO: Closed through Tuesday

MANATEE: Will reopen Monday Sept. 18.

SARASOTA: Will reopen Monday Sept. 18.

SUMTER: Closed through Monday

HARDEE: Closed until further notice.

HIGHLANDS: Closed through Monday

DESOTO: Closed through Monday