Broward County School Superintendent Robert Runcie announces that schools will be closed for the rest of the week because of Hurricane Matthew

Broward County School Superintendent Robert Runcie announces that schools will be closed for the rest of the week because of Hurricane Matthew.

Miami-Dade, Broward and other Florida districts cancel school as hurricane draws near

Hurricane Matthew is expected to reach Florida late Thursday or early Friday.

As Hurricane Matthew takes a path toward South Florida, the Broward County and Miami-Dade school districts have canceled classes on Thursday and Friday.

WSVN-TV also reports that the districts have canceled night adult education classes, activities, and athletic programs for Wednesday. Broward County also has canceled all activities and events on Saturday and Sunday.

All Archdiocese of Miami Catholic schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties also will be closed on Thursday and Friday.

Many other school districts in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina canceled classes on Thursday, and even more announced that they would be closed on Friday.

The hurricane, with sustained winds of more than 115 miles an hour, has been blamed for several deaths in Haiti and elsewhere in the Caribbean region.

Forecasters say the storm could hit Florida — or come dangerously close — late Thursday or early Friday. Authorities were urging hundreds of thousands of people along the lower East Coast to evacuate their homes.

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