Hurricane Matthew: School Information and Local Cancellations

With Hurricane Matthew on its way for Central Florida and our coastal communities, here’s some information regarding school closures and local events that you need to know.

For the most up-to-the-minute announcements, tune in to Mix 105.1.

Orange County Public Schools: Normal classes and after school activities Wednesday. Closed Thursday and Friday.

Osceola: Normal classes Wednesday. Closed Thursday and Friday.

Brevard: School will be closed Thursday and Friday. Mandatory evacuations in Brevard start today at 3 PM. This is for the barrier islands, including Merritt Island and areas that are prone to flooding. Those residing in manufactured or mobile homes should also be prepared for evacuations.

Seminole: Normal classes Wednesday. Closed Thursday and Friday.

Volusia: All Volusia County Schools will be closed Thursday, October 6, and Friday, October 7. This includes all after school/athletic events. Today, Wednesday, October 5, they will continue normal operations, including athletic events and extended day. Follow Volusia County Schools on Facebook and Twitter for the latest school-related updates.

Flagler: After school events canceled Wednesday. Closed Thursday and Friday.

Lake: Normal Wednesday. Closed Thursday and Friday.

UCF Cocoa and Palm Bay Campus- Schools closed Thursday-Sunday. The main campus in Orlando still operating as normal. However, a decision on classes and closures will be made later today. A decision on Friday night’s football game against Tulane will be made later on today.

UCF Athletics: The UCF v Tulane football game has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 5th.

Rollins College- Classes on Thursday and Friday have been canceled.

Stetson: Classes canceled beginning at noon Wednesday and normal operations suspended Thursday and Friday.

Bethune Cookman: Evacuations ordered.

Embry Riddle: Closing at 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Seminole State College: All campuses will be closed from 10 p.m. Wednesday until 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

Several Garth Brooks concerts at the Amway Center have been rescheduled. The schedule of shows is as follows:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 AT 3 P.M. (originally Friday, October 7)
– Make sure to check your tickets and attend the correct show – valid only for Saturday, October 8 at 3 p.m.
– Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
– Garth Brooks takes the stage at 3 p.m.
– Please arrive early.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 AT 7 P.M.
– Make sure to check your tickets and attend the correct show – Saturday, October 8 at 7 p.m.
– Doors expected to open at 6 p.m. Due to the nature of back-to-back shows, door times may be delayed.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9 AT 3 P.M. (originally Thursday, October 6)
– Make sure to check your tickets and attend the correct show – valid only for Sunday, October 9 at 3 p.m.
– Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
– Garth Brooks takes the stage at 3 p.m.
– Please arrive early.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9 AT 7:30 P.M.
– Make sure to check your tickets and attend the correct show – Sunday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m.
– Doors expected to open at 6:30 p.m. Due to the nature of back-to-back shows, door times may be delayed.

Come Out With Pride Orlando
Due to the incoming threat of Hurricane Matthew, all Come Out With Pride Orlando events have been postponed until November.

Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7, 2016 evening performances of both The Illusionists – Live from Broadway and TheatreWorks Florida’s production of Rock of Ages at Dr. Phillips Center have been cancelled.

Guests who have purchased single/non-subscription tickets to Thursday and Friday performances of either The Illusionists or Rock of Ages will be automatically refunded. Those looking to reschedule tickets can repurchase online at http://www.drphillipscenter.org, pending availability. The arts center box office will close on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 12 p.m. and is currently scheduled to reopen on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 12 p.m.

The “Light the Night” walk for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society scheduled for Thursday night at Lake Eola has been canceled. There will not be a date to reschedule, but thank you for all of your generous donations.

Theme Parks– All Orlando theme parks are closely monitoring Hurricane Matthew. Several parks are waiving cancellation fees for guests booking hotel stays. Check with your particular park or hotel for specifics.

City of Orlando Offers Sandbags for Residents in Preparation of Hurricane Matthew

UPDATE: The City of Orlando is extending the hours for sandbag distribution today until 7 p.m.  Additionally,  sandbags will also be given out tomorrow, Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 7 a.m. until 12 p.m. noon.  

WHAT:
The City of Orlando is giving away sandbags to help residents prepare for the potential impact of hurricane Matthew.

Residents must show proof of residence and will be given ten bags per address.

WHEN:
See update

WHERE:
City of Orlando Streets and Stormwater Division
1010 Woods Avenue

STAY INFORMED:
For more information, suggested supplies and things to consider while preparing for a storm, visit cityoforlando.net.

Residents can also stay informed and get information from the City of Orlando through Social Media at:
City of Orlando’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/cityoforlando
City of Orlando’s Twitter account: @citybeautiful

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