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As the Space Coast braces for the approach of Hurricane Ian, these locations and events aren't taking any chances. Here's a list of closures and cancellations in Brevard.
Brevard Public Schools: All Brevard Public Schools and District offices will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 28-29. All school activities, events, and programs for these two days are canceled. At this time, no decision has been made regarding school on Friday, Sept. 30. Officials will update parents and staff on further possible closures through text, email, app notifications and the school district's official Facebook page @BrevardPublicSchools. Visit brevardschools.org.
Florida Institute of Technology: All Florida Tech classes will meet remotely via Canvas and Zoom on Wednesday. All classes are canceled Thursday and Friday. Residence halls will remain open for students. Campus events starting from 6 p.m. Tuesday have been postponed or canceled until further notice. Check fit.edu for updates.
The Florida Tech men's soccer match versus Rollins scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27 has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
Florida Tech men's and women's soccer matches versus Tampa scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1 have been postponed. Both matchups between the Panthers and the Spartans will be rescheduled.
Eastern Florida State College: All EFSC classes, including online courses, have been canceled from Wednesday, Sept. 28 through Friday, Sept. 30. All EFSC campuses will be closed, and events are canceled. Students should contact their instructors for questions about the impact on class assignments. Visit easternflorida.edu, or follow the college's Facebook page @EasternFlorida.
Keiser University: The campuses in Orlando, Melbourne and Daytona Beach will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 28-29. Should circumstances prevent the re-opening of the campuses for normal operations, this information will be communicated to students, faculty, and staff. Visit keiseruniversity.edu.
Publix: Stores in the path of Hurricane Ian have adjusted their hours. For up-to-date information on Publix store locations and hours, use the interactive map at publix.com/pages/publix-storm-basics/publix-store-status.
Winn Dixie: For details on store closings and hours of operation, visit winndixie.com/weather-update.
Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB): The airport will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Operations will continue normally until that time to enable as many flights as possible to depart safely ahead of the storm. Travelers are encouraged to contact their airline to check the status of flights. For updates, check Orlando Melbourne International Airport's Twitter page @FlyMLB, or Facebook page @FlyMLB, or visit mlbair.com.
Orlando International Airport (MCO): The airport will cease operations Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Travelers are encouraged to contact their airline to check the status of flights. For updates, check Orlando International Airport's Twitter page @MCO or Facebook page @flyMCO.
Port Canaveral: Closed until further notice. The port said it "has ceased all waterside and vessel shoreside port operations" for the time being.
City of Cocoa: City facilities, including Cocoa City Hall, will be closed on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Closures may continue into Thursday. Updated information related to the storm can be found at facebook.com/CityofCocoa, twitter.com/CityofCocoa and cocoafl.gov/1407/Hurricane-Information.
City of Palm Bay: City facilities, including Palm Bay City Hall, will be closed starting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, and remain closed through Thursday, Sept. 29. The City will continue to monitor the storm and re-evaluate any additional closures, if necessary. For updates, call the information hotline at 321-726-5683 or visit palmbayflorida.org or facebook.com/palmbayfl.
City of Melbourne: City Hall and all City of Melbourne facilities will be closed to the public Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 28-29. City employees will be working on storm response. The Melbourne Police Kids’ Fishing Clinic has been rescheduled to March 25, 2023. If you have a reservation, it will be honored for the new date. For updates, call 321-632-6688 or visit melbourneflorida.org/about/hurricane-updates. You can also follow the City of Melbourne on Facebook or Twitter.
Melbourne Regional Chamber: The office will close Tuesday Sept. 27. Staff will be working remotely on Wednesday and Thursday. The office will reopen on Friday, Sept. 30, if weather permits. Visit melbourneregionalchamber.com.
City of Satellite Beach: City administrative offices and recreation facilities will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, September 28-29. The Police and Fire Departments will remain open for emergency services. Regular operations are anticipated to resume on Friday. Visit satellitebeach.org/alert_detail.php.
Brevard County: Brevard County government services will close at 2 p.m. Wednesday, and remain closed through Thursday, Countywide updates regarding shelters, evacuation routes, causeway re-openings after the storm and other important information will be distributed by Brevard County Emergency Management on their Twitter and Facebook pages. Visit brevardfl.gov/EmergencyManagement/Storm1 for updates.
Supervisor of Elections: The Brevard County Supervisor of Elections offices, located in Titusville, Viera, Melbourne and Palm Bay, will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 28, and Thursday, Sept. 29. Offices are scheduled to reopen at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30. Go to www.VoteBrevard.gov for further updates on closure information.
Court proceedings in Brevard will be canceled on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 28-29. At this time, first-appearance, juvenile detention and shelter hearings will continue to occur. Jurors should not report for jury duty. For updates, visit facebook.com/flcourts18 or twitter.com/PIOFLcourts18.
Mathers Bridge: The bridge, which connects South Tropical Trail on south Merritt Island to the western end of Banana River drive in Indian Harbour Beach, will be closed to boating traffic starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday. The bridge will remain open to motor vehicle traffic.
Waste Management: Brevard County landfills and transfer stations will be closed starting Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Waste Management will suspend service mid-morning Wednesday. Service will resume once the County is able to re-open its facilities. If residents have not received service by 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, they should secure carts and refuse until after the storm. Residents are encouraged to visit wmfloridastorm.com for real-time updates regarding collection before, during, and after the storm.
Port Authority: The Sept. 28 meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Canaveral Port Authority has been rescheduled to 9 a.m. Oct. 5.
Tourist Development Council: The Sept. 28 meeting of the Brevard County Tourist Development Council has been canceled.
Space Coast Area Transit: For updates, call 321-633-1878 or visit 321transit.com.
Parks and recreational facilities: After the storm, be aware that many parks may be without water and/or power or may be unsafe for recreation due to storm damage. For updates, visit brevardfl.gov/ParksAndRecreation/Home.
St. Johns River Water Management District: All District-managed navigational locks, campgrounds and properties, including trails and day use areas, will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. until further notice. Check sjrwmd.com/lands/recreation/announcements/ for updates on land re-openings. In Brevard and Indian River Counties, the affected properties include:
Blue Cypress Conservation Area
Buck Lake Conservation Area
Canaveral Marshes Conservation Area
Fellsmere Water Management Area
Fort Drum Marsh Conservation Area
Micco Water Management Area
River Lakes Conservation Area
Seminole Ranch Conservation Area
Three Forks Conservation Area
Health and Medical facilities
Florida Department of Health: Offices in Brevard will be closed Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 28 - 30. The Florida Department of Health continues to coordinate with local emergency managers on resource requests and is on-site at the State Emergency Operation Center in Tallahassee responding to Hurricane Ian. For medical emergencies, dial 911. For additional community resources, please contact 211. Visit floridahealth.gov.
Launch Credit Union: The community credit union will close all branches at 2 p.m. Wednesday, and will remain closed through Thursday. Members who are in need of cash may use branch ATMs or any Publix Presto! at no charge. Members can check for updates at launchcu.com, emails and on social media.
Truist: For the latest information about closings and hours of operation, visit https://www.truist.com/locations.
Parks and attractions
Brevard Zoo: The zoo will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 28-29. The zoo plans to reopen on Friday, Sept. 30. Boo at the Zoo is still set to kick off this weekend. All updates will be noted on the zoo’s website and social media channels. Visit brevardzoo.org.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex: The visitor complex will close Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 28-29, until further notice. During this closure, guests will not be permitted onto visitor complex grounds. Visit kennedyspacecenter.com/info/hurricane.
Aquatica Orlando: The theme park will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 28-29. Guests are encouraged to check aquatica.com/orlando for updates.
Busch Gardens: The Tampa theme park will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 27 through Thursday, Sept. 29. All tickets for impacted dates will be extended through the end of the year. Annual pass member guest tickets expiring Sept. 30 will be extended through Oct. 16. Guests with ticket questions may email BGA.GuestInformation@seaworld.com.
Discovery Cove: The resort will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 28-29. Discovery Cove will reschedule or refund reservations booked online or from the call center with no cancellation or change fees. Guests are encouraged to check discoverycove.com/orlando for updates, or call 407-513-4600.
Disney World: All four Disney theme parks will close Wednesday and Thursday. Disney Springs will also close Wednesday and likely remain closed Thursday. Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, Winter Summerland and Fantasia Gardens are closed on Wednesday and Thursday. Disney's Blizzard Beach water park was already closed. Several resort accommodations will also be closed from Wednesday through Friday. Guests with existing and upcoming reservations at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort are being contacted individually.
Legoland Florida Resort: The park will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 28-29. Resort hotels will remain open to guests with existing reservations. Any tickets dated for Wed., Sept. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 2, will be automatically extended through Dec. 31, 2022. Visit legoland.com/florida.
Sea World Orlando: The theme park will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 28-29. Guests are encouraged to check seaworld.com/orlando for updates.
Universal Orlando Resort: Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure, Universal's Volcano Bay water park and CityWalk will be closed Wednesday and Thursday. Halloween Horror Nights are canceled Wednesday and Thursday nights. Guests who wish to cancel or push back their trips can do so without penalty if they booked through Universal by calling 877-801-9720. Guests who booked through travel agents or third party sites are directed to reach out to them instead. Visit universalorlando.com.
The City of Palm Bay's Food Truck Friday on Sept. 30 has been canceled. Visit facebook.com/events/5368521669927752.
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra's "A Season to Remember" party on Sept. 29 has been postponed until October 6-7. Visit spacecoastsymphony.org.
The King Center will be closed Wednesday through Friday. Business hours are scheduled to resume Monday at noon. The Spyro Gyra performance originally scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 2, has been postponed. A new date will be announced as soon as it is confirmed. All tickets will be good for the new date. Ticketholders should check their email for additional information. Visit kingcenter.com.
The Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce College & Career Fair at The Great Outdoors on Sept. 28 has been postponed. Communications will go out when there is a rescheduled date.
The 2022 Brevard County College Fair at the Melbourne Auditorium on Sept. 29 has been postponed. Communications will go out when there is a rescheduled date.
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