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Updated: Here’s what is open and closed in South Florida on Thursday and Friday

A Miami-Dade bus pulls away from a Homestead stop on the dedicated Busway, which has reduced travel times in South Miami-Dade.
David Adame / Miami Herald
Miami-Dade A Metrobus

Updated Thursday at 11:45 a.m.

Here's what's open and what's closed in South Florida as Ian inches east toward the Atlantic Ocean. The storm made its first landfall near Cayo Costa, near Fort Myers, just after 3 p.m. on Wednesday. By Wednesday evening, most of the watches and warnings for South Florida were no longer in effect.

K-12 and higher education: All public schools in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties are closed on Thursday. All classes and school activities have been canceled as well — due to concerns that students wouldn't be able to get to campus safely. Archdiocesan schools in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe are back open on Thursday.

Monroe, Miami-Dade and Broward school districts will reopen on Friday.

Miami Dade College, the University of Miami, and Florida International University will resume normal operations, including in-person classes, on Thursday. The College of the Florida Keys, Broward College, Palm Beach State College and Florida Atlantic University will remain closed on Thursday.

Travel: All airports across South Florida are open. This includes Key West International Airport, the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport, Miami International Airport, Fort Lauderdale International Airport and Palm Beach International Airport. Some flights may still be delayed or canceled due to Ian, check your flight status with your airline before you head to the airport.

Emergency services: All emergency services, including police and fire, are currently operating in Monroe County, but will stop when winds reach 35 mph and resume again when it is safe to do so. Monroe County’s air ambulance service Trauma Star is not in operation.

Public transit: Key West Transit, which includes the Lower Keys Shuttle, City Routes and the Duval Loop, have been suspended until further notice. Miami-Dade transit — the bus, Metrorail, Metromover and Special Transportation Services — have resumed regular services along with the Miami Beach Trolley. The Palm Tran in Palm Beach County will reopen on Friday.

Broward transit, the Tri-Rail and Brightline remained in regular service during Ian.

Parks and libraries: All parks and libraries are closed in Miami-Dade County on Thursday. Broward County Public Libraries are open Thursday with the exception of North Regional and South Regional branches, which will both open on Friday. The Palm Beach County Library System is closed until further notice. A number of Broward County parks are closed Thursday due to flooding. For the most up-to-date closings, visit here.

Boat ramps: Monroe County boat ramps are open on Thursday.

Supermarkets: All Publix stores in southeast Florida have regular business hours.

Other government operations:

  • All Monroe County government offices are closed Thursday. Key West City Hall is also closed Thursday.
  • The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County is closed Thursday. DOH-Miami-Dade will respond to urgent public health issues and may be reached at 305-324-2400. All DOH-Broward facilities are back open Thursday.
  • Miami-Dade County Animal Services is closed Thursday.
  • The 17th Judicial District is closed Thursday.
  • The Broward County Property Appraiser is closed Thursday.
  • Waste collection is back to regular operations in Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and Broward County.
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