Both the Volusia and Flagler County school districts have announced closures in anticipation of the landfall of Hurricane Ian.
Volusia Schools have announced their schools will be closed Wednesday and Thursday. Flagler Schools have announced their schools will be closed through the end of the week.
“This is not a decision we take lightly, but we want to give our families enough time to prepare their homes for this storm or evacuate the area if they feel that is the best option for them,” said Flagler Superintendent Cathy Mittelstadt of the decision. “We also need to use this time to prepare the emergency shelter space our campuses offer, should people be asked to evacuate.”
The latest projections by meteorologists show Ian striking Tampa within hours and making a path over the state through to Flagler and Volusia counties. Flagler residents east of I-95 are expected to be asked to evacuate at some point in the next couple days.
After-school activities have been cancelled in both counties through the end of the week. No word yet on activities for either Saturday or Sunday.
Volusia County parents can stay connected to updates on the situation by texting 'YES' to 67587.