ORLANDO, Fla. — Businesses, agencies, and schools that closed for Hurricane Dorian are re-opening or preparing to re-open across Central Florida.
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Orlando International Airport: OIA lifted its planned closure for Wednesday, September 4 based on updated Hurricane Dorian forecasts. and is now back open.
Orlando Sanford International Airport: re-opened Wednesday, September 4 at 1 p.m.
Orlando Melbourne International Airport: The airport will resume commercial flights on Thursday morning at 8 a.m. The terminal, rental car, parking and restaurant operations will reopen two hours before, at 6 a.m.
Daytona Beach International Airport: The airport expects to reopen Thursday. Customers should contact their airlines directly to get any questions answered.
Port Canaveral is open for vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Check with any restaurants at the port to make sure they're open before visiting.
The Freddie Patrick and Rodney Ketcham boat ramps opened Wednesday night. Cruise terminals and parking garages are also open. Jetty Park will re-open Friday morning at 7 a.m.
The U.S. Coast Guard also opened Port Canaveral's waterways with restrictions. Six cruise ships will be arriving at Port Canaveral Thursday morning:
- Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas
- Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas
- Carnival Elation
- Carnival Ecstasy
- Carnival Liberty
- Disney Dream
SUNRAIL SunRail service will resume normal service on Friday, September 6.
LYNX fixed route, NeighborLink and LYMMO services continue to be provided as scheduled. On Wednesday, September 4 ACCESS LYNX will continue to deliver life sustaining medical trips such as dialysis and cancer treatments. On Thursday, September 5 ACCESS LYNX will return to a regular service level. Customers are encouraged to make a reservation by calling 407-423-TRIP.HEALTH SYSTEMS.
Toll collection was suspended along Florida's toll roads. But starting Friday at 12:01 a.m., all Central Florida toll roads will be collecting tolls again, including
- State Road 528 (The Beachline)
- State Road 417
- State Road 408
- State Road 429
- State Road 414
- State Road 453
- State Road 538
- State Road 551.
Orlando VA Healthcare System
The VA has enacted the Pharmacy Disaster Relief Plan for Orlando and other areas affected by the hurricane. If you need an emergency supply of medications:
- Go to any retail pharmacy with an active VA prescription bottle
- It needs to not be older than 6 months
- It must have active refills available
- Must have a valid VA ID card
- Veterans will be able to get at least a 10-day supply
- Controlled substances are not included
If you need emergency medical services, visit the Lake Nona VA Medical Center Emergency Department. It will be open 24 hours a day through the storm.
The VA has established a disaster line. If you need help on where to go for care, how to get prescription drugs, and other concerns, call 1-800-507-4571.
Health First's Cape Canaveral Hospital is evacuating patients Saturday, August 31, as a safety precaution.
SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES
UCF will not resume classes until Friday, September 5. The school is asking faculty members to be "flexible" with students who chose to evacuate.
Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida in Port Orange expects classes and clinic operations to resume on Monday, September 9.
Daytona State College has not posted a date when it will reopen. It says all campuses are closed until further notice, and it will re-open when it's safe to do so.
Rollins College will reopen on Thursday and classes will resume Friday. Students should check with their respective schools regarding info about Friday's class schedule.
Seminole State College will re-open for class on Thursday.
Valencia College will re-open Friday. All classes and events remain canceled and employees should not return to work unless they are authorized.
Bethune-Cookman University will will remain closed through Sunday, September 8.
The B-CU football game against the University of Southeastern Louisiana scheduled for Saturday, September 7 at Daytona Stadium has been canceled.
Universal Technical Institute, Marine Mechanics Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute will close on Tuesday, September 3. Students and staff should contact the school weather hotline at 888-827-0028 for updates or when it will reopen.
Lake-Sumter State College will re-open on Thursday, September 5.
Full Sail University will reopen Thursday, September 5.
Barry University will re-open Thursday in Orlando, Tampa, Ocala, Melbourne and St. Pete locations.
College of Central Florida will re-open Thursday for classes.
FAMU College of Law will re-open Thursday.
Keiser University Orlando will re-open for regularly scheduled classes on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019.
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS
Brevard County public schools plans to re-open Friday.
Flagler County public schools plan to re-open Friday.
Lake County public schools will re-open on Thursday.
Marion County public schools will re-open on Thursday, September 5, and Friday, September 6, with normal schedules.
Orange County public schools will re-open on Thursday, September 5. Make-up days will be October 18 and November 25.
Osceola County public schools will re-open Thursday, September 5.
Seminole County public schools will re-open on Thursday, September 5. Make-up days are October 17 and 18.
Sumter County public schools re-opened Wednesday, September 4.
Volusia County public schools will re-open Friday, September 6.
Windermere Preparatory School says it will re-open Thursday.
Park Maitland School will re-open Thursday.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: The Orlando office, located on 6680 Corporate Centre Blvd., will be closed to the public on Tuesday, September 3, and Wednesday, September 4, due to Hurricane Dorian.
Certain state park campgrounds will close at 1 p.m. Friday and won't reopen till at least Thursday night, the Florida Department of Agriculture has announced. Here are the ones around Central Florida:
Orange County: Charles H. Bronson State Forest: Charles H. Bronson Primitive Campsite.
Marion County: Indian Lake State Forest: Indian Lake Campground; Ross Prairie State Forest: Ross Prairie Primitive Campsite.
Volusia County: Lake George State Forest: River Road Campground; Tiger Bay State Forest: Bennett Field Campground, Bennett Field Group Camp, Tram Road Equestrian Campground.
Polk County: Lake Wales Ridge State Forest: Arbuckle Primitive Campsites, Reedy Creek Campground I, Reedy Creek II Hunt Camp, Walk in the Water Campground, Walk in the Water Primitive Campsites.
Sumter County: Withlacoochee State Forest: Annutteliga Hammock Unit Primitive Camp Zone, Buttgenbach Campground at Croom Motorcycle Area, Citrus Tract Primitive Camp Zone Loops B, C, and D, Crooked River Campground, Crooked River Group Camp, Croom Tract Primitive Camp Zone East, Croom Tract Primitive Camp Zone Paddle In, Croom Tract Primitive Camp Zone West, Cypress Glen Campground, Hog Island Campground, Hog Island Youth Group, Camp Holder Mine Campground, Jumper Creek Primitive Camp Zone, Mutual Mine Campground, Mutual Mine Youth Group Camp, Richloam Tract Primitive Camp Zones North, East, and South, River Junction Campground, Silver Lake Campground, Tillis Hill Campground, Two Mile Prairie Tract Bearhead Hammock Primitive Campsites, Two Mile Prairie Tract Oxbow Primitive Camp Zone Paddle In.
Seminole County: Little Big Econ State Forest: East Camp Zone, West Camp Zone.
Lake County: Seminole State Forest: Primitive Campsites, Primitive Group Campsites.
St. Johns County: Matanzas State Forest: Cedar Creek Campground, Matanzas State Forest Group Camp.
Orlando Science Center re-opened Wednesday.
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park will also be closed Monday, September 2, through Wednesday, September 4.
L3Harris is closed Tuesday, September 3 and Wednesday, September 4.
Orlando Magic offices are closed Tuesday, September 3 and Wednesday, September 4.
RETAIL STORES, RESTAURANTS
Walmart and Sam's Club is closing or adjusting hours of operation for select stores in Florida due to Hurricane Dorian.
Oviedo Mall is closed Monday and Tuesday and will reopen at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
The Mall at Millenia will be closed Tuesday, September 3 and will open Wednesday, September 4 at 12pm.
All Pollo Tropical restaurant locations in Orange, Lake, Osceola, Seminole, Brevard, and Volusia counties will be closed at least through Tuesday, September 3.
Flagler County Lowes stores: Normal business hours until further notice
Flagler County Publix stores: Open till noon Tuesday
Flagler County Target stores: Open till 6 p.m. Tuesday (tentative)
Flagler County Tractor Supply stores: Open till noon Tuesday
Flagler County Winn Dixie stores: Open till noon Tuesday
Flagler County CVS stores: Closed Tuesday
Wells Fargo South Brevard area to close Tuesday, September 3. Brevard South District:
- Barefoot Bay, 947 Barefoot Bay Blvd.
- Indianlantic, 1060 N Hwy A1A
- Indian Harbour Beach - 200 E. Eau Gallie Blvd.
- Lansing Square - 2205 N. Wickham Road
- Melbourne Square - 1970 W. New Haven Ave.
- Palm Bay - 2200 Harris Ave. NE
- Satellite Beach, 1090 Hwy A1A
- Suntree - 7779 N. Wickham Road
- Viera - 8490 N. Wickham Road
Addition Financial is closed on Tuesday, September 3. Wednesday TBD.
Seminole County Library Re-opens:
Thursday, September 5
Central Branch - Casselberry
Friday, September 6
East Branch - Oviedo, North Branch - Sanford, Northwest Branch - Lake Mary, West Branch - Hunt Club/Longwood
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