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HURRICANE NICOLE: Schools, Offices Remain Closed Thursday

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Several beach goers watch waves from Boca Raton’s South Beach early Thursday morning after Nicole hits the area. (Courtesy Boca Raton Beach Cam).


BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Hurricane Nicole hit South Florida as a Category One hurricane around 3 a.m. Thursday. Now, the assessment is underway — although damage seems to be minimal based on early reports.

All Palm Beach County Public and Private Schools remain CLOSED today. The Palm Beach County School District will determine later today whether schools will reopen Friday. One factor is that schools are used as shelters. If shelters are still needed, schools will likely remain closed. Private school leadership will decide on a school-by-school basis what Friday’s plan looks like.

Government Offices remain closed on Thursday. The Palm Beach County Emergency Operations Center remains active, and emergency responders continue to work, but offices normally open to the general public are closed today.

All Courts in Palm Beach County remain closed. Friday was already set as a “Court Holiday” for Veterans Day, so no court business will resume before Monday.

There WILL be trash collection today in unincorporated Palm Beach County, but not in the individual municipalities including the City of Boca Raton and the City of Delray Beach.

Beaches are officially closed as of early Thursday morning, but we expect that to change later today.

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