Hurricane Dorian closings and cancellations

Posted at 7:26 PM, Sep 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 11:01:12-04

With Hurricane Dorian bearing down on Florida, many events are being canceled and businesses are closing to prepare.


Citrus County

  • Public schools closed Tuesday

Hardee County

  • Public schools closed Tuesday

Hernando County

  • Public schools closed Tuesday

Highlands County

  • Public schools are closed Tuesday and Wednesday

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Hillsborough County

  • Public schools closed Tuesday
  • Hillsborough Co. Animal resources and conservation parks closed Friday
  • US Citizenship and Immigration Services Tampa office closed Tuesday, Sept. 3
  • The 13th Judicial Circuit Court will be closed, Tuesday, September 3, 2019, due to the potential threat of Hurricane Dorian. First Appearance, Shelter & Detention hearings will proceed on Tuesday as scheduled.
  • The following charter schools will be closed Tuesday: Creekside Charter Academy, Henderson Hammock Charter School, SouthShore Charter Academy, Waterset Charter School, Winthrop Charter School and Woodmont Charter School

Manatee County

  • None at this time

Pasco County

  • Public schools, PLACE childcare programs and Beyond-the-Bell after-school programs closed Tuesday
  • Campgrounds and several park amenities closed, including Moon Lake Park Boat Ramp and Withlacoochee River Park - Fishing Pier
  • Union Park Charter Academy closed Tuesday, Sept. 3

Pinellas County

  • Public schools are closed Tuesday, all school related activities are canceled

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Polk County

  • Public schools are closed Tuesday and Wednesday

* Please be advised that the decision to close is not binding upon charter and private schools. Those schools should be contacted directly for more information.

  • La Petite Academy in Lakeland is closed Tuesday
  • Legoland closing on Tuesday Sept. 3

Sarasota County

  • None at this time

Sumter County

  • Public schools closed Tuesday

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Colleges and Universities

  • University of Florida is closed Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Saint Leo University's East Pasco, Tampa, MacDill, Lakeland and Ocala education centers are closed Tuesday
  • Saint Leo University's main campus is closed Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Rasmussen College is closed Tuesday
  • Pasco-Hernando State College (all 5 campuses) closed Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Polk State closed Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Florida Southern College classes canceled all week
  • Hillsborough Community College classes are canceled Tuesday and Wednesday
  • University of South Florida closed Tuesday
  • St. Petersburg College will be closed Tuesday
  • Keiser University in Lakeland will be closed Tuesday
  • University of Central Florida will be closed through Thursday


  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex closed through Wednesday
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport re-opens at noon on Tuesday
  • Several Florida State parks have closures related to Hurricane Dorian. Click here, to see which parks have been closed.
  • SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove closed Tuesday, Sept. 3
  • Disney parks closing on Tuesday click here for more.

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