Jeff Zito

Weekday Afternoons 3pm - 7pm

There is already a State of Emergency declared for both Hillsborough and Pasco County for Tropical Storm Nicole. Now some of the local schools are closing for Tropical Storm Nicole as well. Most major warnings have been issued for the other side of the state where Nicole is expected to make landfall, but officials have decided that it’s best to keep safe at home in case the storm does manage to bring more than just heavy wind and rain come Thursday when it is expected to hit the Bay area. We gathered all know school closures that have been reported by ABC Action News.

  • All Pasco County Schools will be Closed Thursday, November 10 and they are set to reopen Friday, November 11.
  • All Polk County Schools will be closed for Thursday as well as all after school activities being canceled for both Wednesday and Thursday in preparation for the storm.
  • Highlands County has canceled all school or school activities both Wednesday and Thursday due to possible High winds.
  • Manatee County has stated there will be no school closures but has said that all after school activities will be canceled Wednesday before the storm
  • Hillsborough County School officials have cancelled classes on Thursday, November 10 in preparation for Tropical Storm Nicole. Schools were already scheduled to be closed on Friday for Veterans Day.
  • Pinellas County schools will be closed Thursday, November 10 and expect to open on Friday, November 11.

We will update this post as information becomes available.

What's Open In Tampa Bay Today After Hurricane Ian

Tampa Bay wakes up grateful that the worst of Hurricane Ian missed us. While we are still suffering from power outages and fallen trees, many people and businesses in the community are working hard to open back up. Here’s what we’ve seen open in Tampa Bay (so far). To be sure, call the business location near you to make sure they are still open.

Please only leave if evacuation orders in your county have been lifted. Drive slowly and be alert on the roadways. Make a full stop at any broken stoplights to avoid any accidents. 

If you are able, please consider donating to the Red Cross Hurricane Ian relief efforts. Click here for more information.