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Evacuations, Closures Announced in South Florida in Wake of Hurricane Irma

Miami-Dade, Broward counties issued mandatory evacuations for coastal areas

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    NEWSLETTERS

    NBC 6's Steve Litz shows us how several neighborhoods are being affected by the storm as it moves closer to Florida.

    (Published Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017)

    With Hurricane Irma continuing its push across the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean, South Florida is keeping its eye on the storm. Several municipalities have announced closures and evacuations ahead of Irma's arrival.


    MIAMI-DADE
    Mandatory evacuations for all people living in mobile homes as well as all of Zone A, all of Zone B and portions of Zone C. Click here to find out if you are in one of the impacted areas. 

    Zone A includes Key Biscayne and the barrier islands while Zone B includes Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor Islands, Biscayne Park, Golden Beach, Indian Creek Village, Miami Beach, North Bay Village, Sunny Isles Beach and Surfside. 

    Evacuation Zones

    Source: Florida Division of Emergency Management

    There are many shelters opened throughout the area. See the list here

    Metrorail and Metromover will not operate Saturday.

    Uber announced their service would be suspended as of 12 p.m. Saturday until further notice.

    Metrobus is providing service to evacuation shelters and will continue to do so until three hours prior to sustained winds reaching 39 mph. Click here to find the closest Hurricane Bus Pickup Site.

    Overnight Metrobus routes 3, 11, 27, 112 (L), 119 (S), 38, 500, 246 (Night Owl) will cease service Saturday at 5 a.m. 

    Miami-Dade County transit parking garages can be used to park personal vehicles. The county will not be responsible for any damage, vandalism or theft. Availability of spaces will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

    All Metrorail Parking Garages are at capacity.

    Miami-Dade Metro Bus Route 302 Card Sound Express service will be discontinued until further notice. Route 301 Dade-Monroe Express continues to provide service.

    Mercy Hospital in Coconut Grove began evacuating patients Wednesday evening and closed the emergency room to new patients.

    Miami-Dade County public schools are also closed until further notice.

    Florida International University is closed through the weekend. All classes and special events on campus, including the football team's Saturday home opener, are canceled. 

    Miami-Dade College will remain closed through at least Sunday. 

    St. Thomas University is closed through the weekend.

    Barry University will remain closed until further notice.

    Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens is closed.

    Gulliver Schools announced it is closed.

    The Archdiocese of Miami said all elementary and high schools in Miami-Dade and Broward were closed Thursday and Friday. Belen Jesuit Preparatory School announced they were closed on Thursday and Friday. Ransom Everglades School was also closed Thursday and Friday.

    Miami-Dade courts and clerk's offices are closed as is the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office.

    Biscayne National Park facilities are closed including the visitor center, island visitor facilities and administrative facilities. Boating in park waters remained opened, including the Intracoastal Waterway and other channels.

    The Miami Convention Center is closed this weekend.

    Port Miami closed Friday evening. 

    Pérez Art Museum Miami and Verde is closed through Sunday. PAMM Tech Week has also been postponed. 

    Area malls including Dolphin Mall and Aventura are closed until further notice. 

    BROWARD
    Broward County has issued mandatory evacuations for all residents in areas east of Federal Highway, as well as low-lying areas and trailer homes. For the full list of shelters, click here.

    Public schools are closed until further notice, officials said Sunday.

    Broward County Government offices are closed through Monday, Sept. 11.

    Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport is closed Saturday and Sunday.

    American Heritage School is closed.

    Broward College will stay closed through the weekend.

    All NOVA Southeastern University campuses are closed.

    MONROE
    There is a transportation hotline for anyone still in the Keys. It is 305-517-2480. 

    There is a mandatory evacuation of residents tourists in the Keys.

    The Lower Keys Medical Center evacuated patients to North Carolina Wednesday afternoon. All three hospitals in Monroe County — Lower Keys Medical Center, Fishermen's Hospital and Mariners Hospital — are closed and are not expected to reopen until the storm passes. 

    The Key West International Airport and the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport have suspended airline operations.

    Monroe County schools are closed through Monday.

    The Basilica School of St. Mary Star of the Sea in Key West is closed through Monday.

    Florida Keys Community College is closed until conditions permit re-opening.

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