Broward County Public Schools closed Thursday due to extreme rain, flooding

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Severe weather across South Florida has led to a major closure.

Broward County Public Schools are closed Thursday due to extreme flooding in several parts of the county.

The announcement was made late Wednesday night following a day full of rain.

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.

“That decision came due to the increasing dangers that were being posed to our schools,” said Toni Barnes, Broward Schools’ Director of Emergency Management. “We became aware that our schools were taking on water, that there were very dangerous conditions (for) many of our schools in that southeast quadrant of the county.”

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.

Flooding issues also caused the closure of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Wednesday, stranding travelers and drivers for hours.

Schools remain open Thursday in Miami-Dade County.


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