What's Open, What's Closed For Tropical Storm Isaac - NBC 6 South Florida
Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season

What's Open, What's Closed For Tropical Storm Isaac

Public schools in Broward, Monroe and Miami-Dade County were cancelled Monday



    Lauderhill Resident Opened Storm Drain to Ease Isaac Flooding

    Lauderhill residents said water rose 3 feet in some areas of the city. Author Budau, a longtime resident, said his house nearly got flooded He told NBC 6 he partially opened a storm drain to help the water clear. (Published Monday, Aug. 27, 2012)

    As Tropical Storm Isaac continues to affect South Florida, find out what's open and what's closed because of the storm.

    Miami-Dade County

    • Public schools in Miami-Dade County will be closed Monday and will re-open for class Tuesday
    • Scheck Hillel Community School will re-open Tuesday, all evening events will be held as originally scheduled
    • Florida Memorial University will re-open Tuesday at 8 a.m.
    • Metrobus, Metrorail and Metromover are all running on their normal schedules again
    • Miami-Dade's Special Transportation Service (STS)  is fully operational
    • All Miami-Dade County Health Department offices and clinics will be closed Monday
    • Community Health of South Florida said that nearly all of its health centers in Miami-Dade County and Marathon will be closed on Monday. The exception is the Doris Ison Health Center at 10300 SW 216th St., which will offer urgent care, pharmacy, radiology, laboratory and walk-in services, and its crisis stabilization unit.
    • Miami-Dade County Animal Services will be closed Sunday and Monday and is not receiving any dogs or cats at the shelter effective immediately and until further notice in preparation of Isaac
    • Florida International University will close at 7 p.m. and remain closed Sunday and Monday
    • Ransom Everglades School, Belen Jesuit, Miami Country Day School, Colonial Christian School, Alexander Montessori School, Cattoira Montessori School, Scheck Hillel Community School, Pinewood Acres School and Bridgepoint Academy Charter School and Bridgepoint Preparatory Private School will close Monday
    • All Lincoln-Marti school and child care campuses will be closed Monday
    • Jungle Island will be open Monday from 10am to 5pm
    • Miami-Dade College Continuing Education classes will re-open Tuesday at 6 a.m.
    • All Archdiocesan Schools are closed Monday
    • Port of Miami is open and operational
    • Miami-Dade County offices and courthouses will re-open for business Tuesday
    • U.S. District Court in Miami will re-open Tuesday
    • Inmate visitation in Miami-Dade closed Sunday and Monday
    • Miami-Dade County marinas are open
    • Larry and Penny Thompson Park (campground) will remain open
    • Miami-Dade Parks facility closures will be updated as necessary as Tropical Storm Isaac conditions change
    • University of Miami will close at 7 p.m. Saturday and remain closed Sunday and Monday
    • Miami-Dade College will close Monday
    • Barry University's main campus in Miami Shores and off-campus sites in Miami-Dade, Broward, Collier, Lee, Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties will be closed Sunday and Monday
    • Miami International Airport will remain open but may have flight cancellations
    • Lehrman Community Day School is closed on Monday
    • Publix in Miami-Dade will resume normal business hours through Monday
    • Miami Beach municipal offices and services resume normal operations Tuesday but Flamingo Park Pool, Flamingo Park Tennis Center and Normandy Shores Golf Club will remain closed
    • Miami Beach Golf Club may reopen Tuesday if conditions approve
    • Aventura Mall is opening at noon Sunday under regular hours
    • Miami Lakes Town Hall will open at 1 p.m. on Monday
    • Jewish Community Services of South Florida will be closed Monday
    • Aventura Hospital is open and operating
    • University of Miami non-essential operations on the Coral Gables campus will be closed Monday, Miller School of Medicine non-essential and clinical activities are cancelled Sunday and Monday
    • North Bay Village CIty Hall closed on Monday
    • Jackson Health System hospitals and emergency rooms are operating and open.
    • The Miami-Dade County Public Works and Waste Management Department will resume normal operations on Monday. Workers will begin to open drawbridges at 7 a.m. The openings will begin from the mouth of the Miami River, starting with the Miami Avenue Bridge to the west and finishing at the Tamiami Swing Bridge at Delaware Boulevard. Curbside garbage pickup and recycling collection will be provided as usual on Monday, and residents should place their carts at the curb by 7 a.m.
    • Miami Beach beaches will re-open on Monday, lifeguards on duty

    Broward County

    Lauderhill Slammed With 13 Inches of Rain

    [MI] Lauderhill Slammed With 13 Inches of Rain
    Chuck Lanza, the Broward County EOC Director, was inspecting damage Monday alongside stranded cars and canoers. He told NBC 6 South Florida that 13 inches of rain fell on the area but that water had not yet flooded houses. Marvin Lee, a Lauderhill resident since 1996, said the area "flooded out" in a matter of three hours.
    (Published Monday, Aug. 27, 2012)

    • Broward County Public Schools and district offices will re-open Tuesday
    • Two special needs shelters will open at 3 p.m. for residents with medical conditions or disabilities. Residents pre-registered for the shelters will be contacted and given specific locations. For additional information call (954) 831-4000.
    • The City of Lauderhill will be offering free sand bags to residents at the Lauderhill Sports Park until 9 p.m. Monday
    • Broward County will also open homeless shelters and buses were picking up people at designated locations. They are the Broward Outreach Center at 2056 Scott Street in Hollywood, Pompano Beach City Hall on Atlantic Boulevard and First Avenue and at the Salvation Army Lodge at 1445 West Broward Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale
    • Broward County Transit will operate on Monday
    • County government agencies, including parks and libraries, will be open on Monday
    • All Archdiocesan Schools are closed Monday
    • All Broward County federal courthouses will re-open Tuesday
    • American Heritage and American Academy of Plantation, Congregation Kol Tikvah & the ECC is closed Monday
    • Montessori Academy of Broward will be closed Monday
    • Harvard Academy in Sunrise will be closed Monday
    • Atlantic Montessori Charter School in Pembroke Pines closed on Monday
    • Chesterbrook Academy Preschool locations in Broward and the Paladin Academy school in Pembroke Pines will be closed Monday
    • Keiser University's Fort Lauderdale and Graduate School campuses will be closed Monday for day and evening classes
    • Knox Theological Seminary will be closed for daytime classes Monday with evening classes as scheduled
    • Tauber Academy at Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center is closed Monday
    • Beth Emet Elementary School in Cooper City is closed Monday
    • Publix stores in Broward will resume normal business hours through Monday
    • Jose Maria Vargas University will be closed Monday
    • American InterContinental University will be closed on Monday
    • Department of Children and Families offices will be closed on Monday
    • DeVry University and Chamberlain College of Nursing will be closed on Monday, operations resume on Tuesday
    • The Sawgrass Expressway southbound entrance and exit ramps at Atlantic Boulevard and Oakland Park Boulevard were closed Monday afternoon due to rising flood waters

    Palm Beach County

    • Palm Beach County Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, according to school district police
    • All Palm Beach County federal courthouses will remain closed Tuesday

    Flights Cancelled as Isaac Nears

    [MI] Flights Cancelled as Isaac Nears
    As of 7:40 a.m., 595 flights had been cancelled at MIA, including 265 inbound flights and 239 outbound flights. A majority of the flights are American Airlines and American Eagle, according to the Miami-Dade Aviation Department.
    (Published Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012)

    Monroe County

    • Key West International Airport and Marathon Airport will close at 7 p.m. and re-open when the tropical storm winds subside
    • Florida Keys Community College will re-open Tuesday at all college locations, Lagoon Landing re-opened Monday
    • The Port of Key West was closed Monday until further notice
    • Beginning at 2 p.m., shelters will open at Key West High School, Sugarloaf School, Coral Shores High School in Plantation Key and Stanley Switlik School in Marathon, officials said. Mobile home residents, people who live on boats and in low lying areas are directed to seek shelter
    • The Snake Creek Bridge will be locked in the down position as of 3 p.m. Saturday
    • Monroe County's public schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday
    • Monroe County's government offices, sheriff administrative offices and the courthouses will be closed Monday and Tuesday
    • United States District Court in Key West is closed Monday and Tuesday
    • All Archdiocesan Schools are closed Monday
    • Mary Immaculate, Star of the Sea School in Key West will close Monday
    • County and municipal garbage pickups are cancelled Monday
    • All Keys hospitals are open and fire/rescue and law enforcement services are operating at this time. Hospitals are to remain operational during and after the storm, but county fire rescue units evaluate their ability to respond when winds reach gale force, according to Monroe County Fire Rescue Chief Jim Callahan.

    Amtrak Service

    Surfers Find Good Waves in Haulover Beach

    [MI] Surfers Find Good Waves in Haulover Beach
    Tropical Storm Isaac creates some good waves for surfers at Haulover Beach on Saturday.
    (Published Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012)

    • Trains 91 (Silver Star/New York to Miami) will terminate travel in Orlando with no alternate transportation for Saturday through Monday
    • Train 97 (Silver Meteor/New York to Miami) will terminate travel in Orlando with no alternate transportation Saturday through Monday
    • Train 92 (Silver Star/Miami to Jacksonville) will originate in Orlando with no alternate transportation between Miami and Orlando for Sunday through Monday
    • Train 98 (Silver Meteor/Miami to Jacksonville) will originate in Orlando with no alternate transportation between Miami and Orlando for Sunday through Monday
    • Amtrak's connecting bus service between Orlando and Fort Myers has been cancelled for Sunday and Monday

    Cruise Departures

    • Carnival Valor’s scheduled six-day cruise will now operate as a five-day cruise departing Aug. 27, visiting Grand Cayman and Montego Bay (the scheduled call in Key West has been cancelled). Departure time for the Aug. 27 cruise is expected to be at 8 pm. Guests who opt to sail on this voyage will receive a one-day pro-rated refund of their cruise fare and a $50 per person shipboard credit. Guests also have the option of cancelling and receiving a full refund or a future cruise credit equal to the amount of their cruise fare.
    • Carnival Imagination is currently sailing on a three-day cruise that departed on Friday and will remain at sea until the port re-opens. Embarkation for the Carnival Imagination’s four-day cruise on Monday is expected to begin at 4 p.m. and the voyage is scheduled to depart at 7:30 p.m.

    For U.S. Postal Service openings call the hotline: 1-888-363-7462.

    Stay with NBC6.com for the latest openings and closings.