Hurricane Sandy: Open, Closed In Boca Raton

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UPDATE: 9:29p — The Palm Beach County Clerk and Comptroller's office is open Friday.

Boca Raton's “Meet Me At The Promenade” event is cancelled Friday night. Roads announced as being closed for the event will be open. Saturday night's event — for now — is still planned.

Temple Beth El of Boca Raton will remain open on Friday, as well as the Beck Family Campus (child care and school). Friday night services will take place.

Congregation B'nai Isreal will host former Ambassdor Dennis Ross Friday evening. This event will proceed as planned.

The Pompano Beach Fishing Pier is closed until further notice.

BOCA RATON, FL ( — While Hurricane Sandy is not expected to make a direct hit to Boca Raton or anywhere along the South Florida coast, anticipation of significant winds and rain are leading to closures and delays throughout the area.

Palm Beach County Schools are closing three hours earlier today than normal — so if your student's day normally ends at 3, it ends at noon.

All Palm Beach County schools are closed Friday. As of 1:05p, we have learned that district offices are also closing early and will remain closed on Friday.

Florida Atlantic University is operating as normal, however, certain extra curricular activities are being cancelled. Click here for the latest from FAU.

Lynn University, still winding down from the Presidential debate earlier this week, is not canceling anything for now, but that may change. Students are encouraged to check for the latest.

Boca Raton Town Center Mall is open and operating on a normal schedule for now.

Area religious instutitions, daycare, and preschool centers are monitoring and handling on a case by case basis. While we have heard of early closures for schools including Get Ready Set Grow Academy, parents are encouraged to check with their child's center throughout the day for updates.

The airports are all operating as usual for now. There are no reports of serious delays from any of the airlines that service PBIA or FLL.

We will update this list throughout the day. If you have a closure or schedule change due to Hurricane Sandy, please email our news desk at news(at)



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