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REMINDER: ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED IN PALM BEACH COUNTY

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HURRICANE IAN: GOVERNMENT OFFICES CLOSED. NO TRASH COLLECTION. EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER ACTIVE…

Palm Beach County

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — All Palm Beach County public and private schools are closed today as Hurricane Ian approaches land. Schools made the announcement on Tuesday. Whether or not schools remain closed on Thursday will be decided later today. School buses can not be operated safely in winds exceeding 35 miles per hour, according to the Florida Department of Education.

All government offices are closed across Palm Beach County. The Palm Beach County court system is closed. There will be no trash collection on Wednesday. The Palm Beach County Emergency Operations Center is functioning at a Level 2, which is described this way:

“Selected Emergency Operations Center (EOC) staff are notified. The EOC is staffed by Division of Emergency Management (DEM) personnel, appropriate Sections, their staff, and outside agencies as required to meet the operational need of the incident.”

Hurricane Ian is forecast to hug Florida’s west coast throughout the day, bringing torrential rain, strong wind, and continued tornado warnings to Palm Beach County.

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