Hurricane Isaias: What’s closed and what’s still open

Brooke Baitinger, South Florida Sun Sentinel

Hurricane Isaias is forecast to either hit Florida’s east coast or skirt by as a Category 1 storm early Sunday.

Because many businesses and facilities were already closed or operating under fewer hours to control the spread of the new coronavirus, many may not have announced closures on Friday.

Here’s a list of what’s open and closed.

Transportation

Tri-Rail will suspend service on Saturday until further notice.

Broward County

Broward County residential drop-off centers for disposing household hazardous waste and recycling electronics will be closed Saturday until further notice.

Fort Lauderdale: The city of Fort Lauderdale closed all parks, cemeteries, and beaches on Saturday and Sunday. residents can park their cars on the third and fourth levels of the Riverwalk Center Garage (formerly City Park Garage) located at 150 S.E. 2nd St. Payment will not be required on the third and fourth levels of the garage. Normal parking operations and enforcement will resume Tuesday at 8 p.m.

The COVID-19 testing site at Holiday Park and Lincoln Park will remain closed until Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Pembroke Pines: The city of Pembroke Pines has closed the Pembroke Lakes Golf Course and Tennis Center, the Club 19 restaurant, and all city parks on Saturday. They may remain closed Sunday.

Palm Beach County

All county parks, beaches and facilities will be closed Saturday, and may also be closed Sunday depending on the storm impact.

Lion Country Safari will close at 2 p.m. on Saturday and will remain closed on Sunday.

The following hurricane shelters open at 8 a.m. Saturday:

Lake Shore Middle School: 425 W. Canal St. N. in Belle Glade.

Palm Beach Gardens High School at 4245 Holly Dr. in Palm Beach Gardens.

Palm Beach Central High School at 8499 Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington.

Park Vista High School at 7900 Jog Rd. in Lake Worth.

An animals-only shelter for residents sheltering at Park Vista High School will be set up at the West Boynton Recreation Center at 6000 Northtree Blvd. in Lake Worth.

Miami-Dade

Everglades National Park is closed until further notice. Marine waters will remain open for boating, but emergency services will be extremely limited. Boaters can seek safe harbor in the area of Ponce De Leon Bay, the Little Shark River between marker 1 and marker 69, and the main tributary of the Shark River. The Flamingo Marina will be closed. Chickees are closed, and boats are not permitted to tie off to the chickees.

Dry Tortugas National Park remains open. Ferry and seaplane tours will continue taking visitors to the islands as weather permits, but there is no overnight camping.

Port Miami will close at midnight Saturday. Information about when it will reopen was not immediately available.

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