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Hurricane Dorian: Florida Edition of What’s Open and Closed

Sep 01, 2019 (0) comment , ,

Hurricane Dorian satellite imagery

Living in Florida definitely has its perks, a melting pot of different ethnic groups, beautiful people seemingly at every corner, delicious array of food, and year round beach weather. Sounds too good to be true? Almost, because one of the downsides is when the calendar inevitably turns to hurricane season. Floridians tend to have a cautious and loose attitude simultaneously when it comes to these tropical cyclones.

One example of this is throwing “hurricane parties” and if you read that article I linked to, the part about pizza is 100% correct. Personally, I have witnessed people carrying 8-10 boxes with them as recently as yesterday, just crazy! The possibility of not having A/C and power for the next 2-4 weeks (maybe) is incredibly annoying and very frustrating, so I understand loading up on something as awesome as pizza during these anxious times.

Hurricane Dorian unfortunately has been extremely slow moving and unpredictable, meteorologists still don’t have a clue of where it will actually make landfall. Florida and both Carolinas are in its destructive cone and we are all on stand by basically, bracing for disaster and hoping/praying for the best outcome.

Watching the people of the Bahamas have to go through that hellacious storm was heartbreaking, our collective hearts and prayers are with the entire island. If you want to also help by sending donations, care packages, or volunteering, you could do so by clicking here. Any help, no matter how small or grand would be greatly appreciated by the Bahamian people.

Being that we are insurance brokers, we cannot stress enough about the importance of having flood or storm coverage, we still don’t know how bad Dorian will be when or if it makes landfall here. The utmost importance to be prepared for any eventuality that might come and be secure in knowing you and yours are protected.

You still have time to add supplemental storm coverage, even up to the day before the storm will hit to do this. Please contact our property and casualty agent independent insurance agent and he can help get you signed up ASAP.

Know this post has been a bit scattered, but I felt compelled to just write today and we hope everybody has gotten all of their supplies and is ready. Our collective thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your families, and am also adding what is open and closed for the next few days:

Schools

  • Miami-Dade and Broward County schools will reopen Wednesday.
  • Palm Beach County Schools will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Florida International University, the University of Miami and Miami Dade College will resume classes on Wednesday.
  • Classes at St. Thomas University and Barry University won’t resume until Thursday.
  • Scheck Hillel Community School will resume classes on Wednesday.

Transportation

  • Miami International Airport is open, but warns customers some flights are canceled and to arrive at least two hours early.
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is open.
  • Palm Beach International Airport expects to resume service Wednesday but does not have a specific time
  • Tri-Rail service will resume on Wednesday
  • Brightline service will resume on Wednesday
  • Port Miami and Port Everglades reopened Tuesday afternoon.

Entertainment

  • Kennedy Space Center is closed through Tuesday.
  • Pérez Art Museum Miami will reopen on Thursday.
  • The Phillip and Patricia Frost Science Museum will be closed Tuesday.The Miami Children’s Museum will open Tuesday with normal operating hours.
  • The Museum of Discovery and Science and AutoNation IMAX Theater are open.
  • Walt Disney World is closing its theme parks early on Tuesday, either at 2 or 3 p.m., depending on the park.

Health

• The University of Miami Health System’s clinical sites will operate normally in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, but its sites in Palm Beach County will be closed. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Naples will be open.
• Kendall Regional Medical Center is open and operating normally.
• The Department of Health in Broward County will reopen on Wednesday

Government Services

  • City of Hallandale Beach has suspended all city services, including trash pickup, until further notice.
  • Miami Beach and Coral Gables will resume their normal operations on Tuesday.
  • In the city of Miami, city trolleys will run as scheduled Tuesday as long as the wind remains below 35 mph. City parks will be open and garbage pickup will resume.
  • Trash and Bulk pickup in Miramar will resume on Wednesday, along with all regular city services.
  • ▪ The U.S. Postal Service will temporarily suspend operations in South Florida ZIP Codes beginning with 334 and 349 on Tuesday. Customers from Pompano Beach south through Key West (ZIP Codes beginning with 330, 331, 332, and 333) will have normal service.

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