Weather Worries Continue: What’s open, closed in South Florida


BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Flooding remains a big issue Thursday in South Florida. Here’s what’s open and closed.


Broward County Public Schools: All public schools in Broward County are closed Thursday.

School district officials say some schools had water in the hallways/classrooms and some schools reported roof leaks as well. Some campuses were not accessible due to flooding.

Officials will be assessing schools Thursday morning to review any damage and to determine when students should return.

A decision is expected to be made by 3 p.m.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport: FLL will remain closed through at least noon Thursday due to flooding issues.

The airport’s upper level (departures) roadway reopened early Thursday morning to allow travelers to be picked up by family or friends.

The entrance to the lower level (arrivals) remains closed.

Outpatient services at Broward Health Medical Center: Outpatient services at Broward Health Medical Center are canceled Thursday and some other services may be impacted as the hospital and some surrounding facilities did suffer flooding.

The Emergency Department remains open for walk-up and EMS transports. Normal business operations continue at all other Broward Health hospitals.

Broward County Courthouse: The courthouse is closed Thursday. First appearances, however, will still begin virtually at 1 p.m.

Plantation city offices: Plantation city offices are closed Thursday. Police and Fire Rescue personnel are still out there ready to respond to calls. For non-emergencies, call 954-797-2100.

Dania Beach: City Hall, the beach, the pier and all parks are closed Thursday.

The following Department of Health facilities in Broward:

Fort Lauderdale Health Center 2421 S.W. 6th Ave., Fort Lauderdale 33315

Operations Building, 2421A S.W. 6th Ave., Fort Lauderdale 33315

Administration Building, 780 SW 24th St., Fort Lauderdale 33315

Edgar Mills Health Center, 900 NW 31st Ave., Ft. Lauderdale 33311

Children’s Reading Center and Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie 33325

Broward Animal Care: has staff on site tending to the animals, but other services are not available Thursday, and appointments have been cancelled.

Broward County libraries: All county libraries are closed on Thursday.

Broward Parks: Numerous parks are closed or partially closed and residents are encouraged to call prior to going to a park. For a full list, visit

ArtServe: ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale is closed Thursday but expects to be open to visitors on Friday, April 14, for the start of “Wellness Exhibition: Fostering Mental and Emotional Health—An Artist’s Journey Through Healing” with a free, public opening reception on Fri., April 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Miami-Dade County Public Schools: All public schools in Miami-Dade County are open Thursday.

Miami International Airport: MIA is open Thursday, but travelers are urged to check their flight status for any possible delays.

Port Everglades: The port is open, but residents are encouraged to call their cruise line before going to the port.

Broward County Transit: BCT is operating, but there are some service delays across the system. Passengers are being advised to continue to monitor MyRide.Broward app or for information about affected routes and any schedule changes.

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