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What Is Closed in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties Because of Hurricane Sandy

Check out which events have been canceled due to the storm

Thursday, Oct 25, 2012  |  Updated 10:38 PM EDT
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A tropcial storm warning was issued for the east coast of Florida from Ocean Reef to Sebasian Inlet and a tropical storm watch was extended along the east coast to Flagler Beach.

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As Hurricane Sandy churns through the Atlantic, South Florida is feeling its impact through high winds, some power outages and event cancelations.

The Miami-Dade County Emergency Operations Center is at a level 3 monitoring status. Residents can find more information here.

Broward Emergency Management said it continues to monitor the situation, and while no protective measures are being taken at the moment, “residents are encouraged to use good judgment in preparing their homes and businesses for potential impacts of tropical storm force winds.” Get more information here.

Here’s a glance at what’s closed because of Hurricane Sandy:

Miami-Dade County

• Public schools will not hold classes on Friday for teacher planning day.
• Public schools canceled outdoor activities, practices, all athletic events and adult education classes for Thursday.
• Temple Beth Am Day School's campus in Pinecrest will be closed on Friday due to storm conditions.
• All Belen Jesuit Preparatory School activities, including parent-teacher conferences, have been canceled on Thursday. The school will also be closed Friday, and the homecoming game versus Mater Academy has been canceled. The homecoming dance on Friday night has not been canceled.
• The Biltmore School will be closed on Friday.
• All Archdiocese of Miami schools have canceled after-school activities on Thursday, and schools will be closed Friday.
• Two HEAT Week events have been canceled – the HEAT Happy Hour at Duffy’s Sports Grill on Thursday from 6-8 p.m., and the HEAT Metrorail Ride-along on Friday from 7-9 a.m.
• Miami International Airport says it has canceled 23 arrival flights and 21 departure flights.
• Miami Seaquarium has postponed its Monster Splash Daytime Splash & Nighttime Bash, which was scheduled to begin Friday. It will open Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday from noon-10 p.m.
• The high school football game between the Miami Central Rockets and the Miami Northwestern Bulls that was scheduled for Friday has been moved to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Sun Life Stadium.
 

Broward County

• Public schools will not hold classes on Friday for teacher planning day.
• Public schools have canceled all outdoor activities for Thursday and Friday.
• Public schools have canceled all school-based evening activities (after 6 p.m.), including adult education classes, on Thursday.
• Public schools have canceled drivers education classes on Saturday.
• All Archdiocese of Miami schools have canceled after-school activities on Thursday, and schools will be closed Friday.
• The Lauderhill Police Department's Halloween Safety Day event has been postponed from Friday until Tuesday due to the weather conditions. It will be held Tuesday from 4-8:30 p.m. at the Sadkin Community Center at 1176 NW 42nd Way.
• Weston has canceled its Halloween Safety Expo that was scheduled for Friday night at Tequesta Trace Park. Officials expect to reschedule the event in the near future.

Monroe County

• Public schools will be closed Friday.

The Miami-Dade Office of Emergency Management advises all residents and business owners to review their hurricane plans. Here are their tips:

• Make sure your emergency equipment, including hurricane shutters and battery-powered radios, are in good working order.
• Check that you have enough emergency supplies.
• Get and store materials necessary to properly secure your home.
• Secure yard and construction debris so they don't pose a hazard in high winds.
• Take any tree trimmings to a local trash and recycling center

Residents can call 311 or 305-468-5900 outside of Miami-Dade for more disaster-related information, or visit www.miamidade.gov/oem.

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