For Immediate Release: October 5, 2016
Lutheran Services Florida Closures and Weather Information October 5, 2016
Lutheran Services Florida will be closing schools, offices, and centers tomorrow, Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7 in accordance with the path of Hurricane Matthew and the current state of emergency in the following counties:
Miami-Dade County (Miami and Miami Lakes)
Broward County (Ft. Lauderdale and Tamarac)
Palm Beach County (West Palm Beach and Belle Glade)
Duval County (Jacksonville)
Orange County (Orlando)
Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties will be closed on Friday
For specific office addresses/locations in each county please refer to the office directory at: http://www.lsfnet.org/where-we-work.
Hurricane Matthew is on track to make landfall on Florida’s East Coast on Friday morning, moving Northeast by Friday afternoon. In preparation for the hurricane, Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency.
Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for 26 counties of Florida’s most vulnerable areas. Refer to Florida Disaster for the most up-to-date information on the storm. http://www.floridadisaster.org/index.asp
Please refer to http://www.lsfnet.org/victims-of-natural-disasters/disaster-preparedness-tips for preparedness tips and for the most current information.
Canaan McCaslin, Associate VP of Communications
About Lutheran Services Florida
Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) is a nationally recognized non-profit organization transforming individuals and families by providing healing, hope and help through effective human services. Founded in 1982, LSF currently touches the lives of 1 in 50 Floridians every year through various programs, including early education, youth shelters, foster care and adoption, charter schools, refugee and resettlement services, substance abuse mental health services, and adult guardianship. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, LSF has more than 60 programs around the State of Florida and approximately 1,300 dedicated employees.