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Closures for Southwest Florida due to Tropical Storm Elsa

Closure list for schools, services and more
Lee County School Closings
Posted at 4:10 PM, Jul 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-06 16:46:19-04

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA — As we track the arrival of Elsa, there has been several announcements of closures in preparation for the tropical storm.

Current closures include the following:

Schools, Summer Camps and Universities

  • Florida SouthWestern State College locations will be remote
  • City of North Port summer camps
  • Collier County Public Schools
  • Charlotte County Public Schools
  • Charlotte County Community Services summer camps
  • Rasmussen University-Fort Myers, Tampa/Brandon and Central Pasco campuses
  • DeSoto County schools
  • Lee County schools
  • Florida Gulf Coast University at noon

Roads

  • Tom Adams Bridge in Englewood

Services

  • Collier Area Transit
  • Lee County Government offices
  • Florida Department of Health-Lee County offices
  • Marco Island city administrative services and parks
  • Nathan Benderson Park:
    • The park’s waters will close at 10 a.m.The park’s entire park will close at 5 p.m.
    • North Port Landfill, Waste collection will be delayed by one day
  • Johann Fust Community Library in Boca Grande
  • All 20th Judicial Circuit courthouses
  • Harry Chapin Food Bank drive-thru distributions
  • Charlotte County offices
  • Charlotte County Mini-Transfer Facilities
  • https://www.fox4now.com/weather/hurricane-center/fort-myers-beach-businesses-close-in-anticipation-of-elsa

Meetings

  • Code Enforcement Special Magistrate meeting canceled for July 7

Port Conditions

  • Key West is set at Port Condition Yankee
  • Ports of Tampa set at Port Condition Yankee
  • Port of Jacksonville, Canaveral, Fernandina set for Port Condition Whiskey

Local State of Emergencies include the following:

  • City of North Port
  • Charlotte County
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