City of Lakeland Solid Waste Collection postponed Friday. Garbage will be picked up Saturday.
Legoland closed Friday
The following Polk County Shelters will be open:
Ridge Community High School
500 W. Orchid Dr.
Alta Vista Elementary (Pet Friendly)
801 S. Scenic Highway
Tenoroc High School
4905 Saddle Creek Rd.
Spook Hill Elementary
321 Dr. J.A. Wiltshire Ave., E.
Chain of Lakes Elementary
7001 CR 653
A special needs shelter opened at 8:00 a.m. for those residents with special medical needs. Polk County Emergency Management Special Needs Program is designed to provide shelter and/or transportation for residents with medical or physical conditions and/or dependent on medical electrical equipment who require assistance during an emergency.
The special needs shelter open is located at:
Polk Co. Health Department
1255 Brice Blvd.
Hernando County Transit - TheBus services suspended Friday. Services resumes on Monday.
Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department will close Pine Island Park at noon on Thursday. All parks will be closed Friday with the exception of the un-gated Rogers Park, Bayport Park, Jenkins Creek and Hernando Beach boat ramp. All parks are expected to re-open Saturday.
The following Hernando County shelters will be open:
Hernando County Emergency Management Officials are announcing the opening of one shelter location. (pet friendly)
The Mining Association Enrichment Center shelter is closed.
All Pasco schools will be closed on Friday, October 7th due to anticipated high winds from Hurricane Matthew in parts of Pasco County. All after school activities scheduled for Friday are canceled. This includes homecoming football games.
The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and its Emergency Operations Center have partially activated their Emergency Support Functions at our Emergency Operation Center, below is a list of actions taken so far:
On 10-4-16 a Local Declaration of Emergency was approved by the Board of County Commissioners
As of 1:00 pm on 10-5-16 the Emergency line 863-385-1112 will be activated
The General Population Shelter and Special needs shelter will be activated as of 10-6-16 at 1:00 PM
The following Highlands County shelters will be open:
SEBRING Highlands County Fair Convention Center, 781 Magnolia, Avenue
SPECIAL NEEDS, Bert J. Harris Agri-Civic Center, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring
Pinellas County Tax Collector's Tarpon Springs and Skyway offices - Closed Friday
The Citizen Information Center is now open until 11 p.m. Residents can call (727) 464-4333 for general information.
The following Pinellas County shelters will be open:
Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin
Ross Norton Recreation Center, 1426 South Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Clearwater
Northside Baptist Church, 6000 38th Avenue North, St. Petersburg
Manatee County Schools closed on Friday. All extra-curricular events, sporting events/practices are canceled Thursday & Friday. School After-Care programs will be open as usual Thursday.
Manatee residents with questions about the storm or about local conditions should call Manatee Citizens Information Center at (941) 748-4501.
The following Manatee County shelters will be open:
Manatee High School, 902 33rd St. Ct. W., Bradenton (pet friendly)
Virgil Mills Elementary School, 7200 69th St. E., Palmetto (pet friendly)
Myakka Elementary 37205 Manatee Ave., Myakka City
Orlando International Airport ceasing all commercial operations at 8 p.m. Thursday
Wet ‘n Wild will close today at 2 p.m. and remain closed Friday
Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal CityWalk will close today at 5 p.m. and remain closed Friday
Halloween Horror Nights is canceled tonight and Friday night
Walt Disney World theme parks in Florida will all be closed Thursday by 5 PM through Friday due to Hurricane Matthew
Florida - LSU football game scheduled for Saturday has been postponed.