TAMPA BAY, Fla. (WFLA) – Most kids in the Tampa Bay area will have Friday off because of Hurricane Matthew, except for students in Sarasota County, who will report to school.
School officials are concerned about high winds creating a dangerous situation for kids and buses.
Some schools will be opening their doors to evacuees from the east coast and Tampa Bay area.
WFLA News Channel 8 reporter Shannon Behnken has been gathering details about the school closures.
- Check the latest forecast from Storm Team 8 here.
- Make sure to download the popular, free News Channel 8 WeatherMax App on your smartphone for real-time conditions, forecasts, radar tracking, alerts, and more.
- Sandbags offered in preparation for Hurricane Matthew
COUNTY BY COUNTY CLOSINGS:
- Citrus County
- Hernando County
- Highlands County
- Hillsborough County
- Manatee County
- Orlando/Orange County
- Pasco County
- Polk County
- Pinellas County
Weather Resources/Maps To Track Matthew:
- Active Alerts
- Live Interactive Radar – Track Matthew. Every hour of the day.
- Tropic Maps – See the latest track, spaghetti models and tropical satellites
- Current Conditions – The very latest temperatures, rainfall, and visibility in Tampa Bay area counties
- Hurricane-Ready – Powerful information to help you prepare before, during and after the hurricane
- Max Defender 8 – The world’s most powerful radar is tracking Matthew.
- CLICK HERE: Donate to Hurricane Relief efforts in the Caribbean
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