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First Coast reopens as Hurricane Ian passes

Here's a look at which major school districts and local services are reopening in the wake of the storm.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The First Coast is slowly beginning to open back up after Hurricane Ian poured over the area on Thursday. As counties begin to lift their evacuation orders, schools and businesses are sharing updates on when their doors will reopen.

See below for an updated list of major reopenings:

Duval County


Schools will be fully open and operational on Monday, Oct. 3, and school activities will resume as normal. This information has been posted on our website and social media platforms. Please also share.


All Nemours Children's Health Jacksonville locations, including Fleming Island and Nocatee, will be open Monday. 


A portion of proceeds from the rescheduled Maxwell “The Night Tour” concert featuring Fantasia and Joe will now be donated to local charities providing hurricane relief.

Jacksonville International Airport

The airport opened for service on Friday, Sept. 30 with limited food service. Travelers should check with their specific airlines for flight updates.

Jacksonville Transportation Authority

The JTA gradually resumed operations beginning at noon on Friday. JTA says the following routes will experience detours:

  • Routes 8a & 8b 
  • Route 16 
  • Route 19 
  • Route 24 
  • Route 25

Jacksonville Beaches

Jacksonville-area beaches have reopened to the public, according to the city, but people are still asked to stay out of the water. The pier will re-open at 7 a.m. on Saturday, and shelters will close on Friday.

St. Johns County

The district announced Friday morning that all schools and offices will open to resume normal operations on Monday, Oct. 3. Extracurriculars, games and practices can take place as scheduled. The district said school make up days will be determined in the coming days.

Clay County

All county schools and district offices remain closed through Friday. 

Nassau County

Schools in Nassau County School District will be remain closed through Friday, Sept. 30.

Flagler County 

Evacuation orders for zones A, B, C, and F have been lifted, as well as the countywide curfew. Additionally, due to the low call volume to the EOC, the call center will close at 7 p.m. Friday.

Beaches have also reopened in the city of Jacksonville Beach. 

Schools will reopen Monday. If there are any changes to bus stops, people effected have already been notified.

Evacuation orders lifted in multiple counties

St. Johns and Nassau County officials have lifted evacuation orders, according to press releases from each respective county.

Residents are urged to drive with caution as they return to their homes.


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