The School District of Indian River County announced that it would keep schools closed on Friday, September 30, 2022, due to power outages.
“Due to power outages at several of our schools and across our community, all SDIRC schools and buildings will be closed tomorrow, Friday, September 30th. We are looking forward to welcoming students and staff members back on Monday, October 3rd,” the school district said in a statement.
As of 7:00 a.m, Thursday, there were approximately 26,000 residents without power. However, several homes have already been restored with power today as Florida Power & Light is actively working in several areas.
In Sebastian, there were some downed trees and a couple of power lines this morning as Hurricane Ian downgraded to a tropical storm moving through Brevard County.
We can still expect high winds today of 30 to 40 mph this afternoon and then 20 to 30 mph tonight. Ian has now moved out into the Atlantic from Titusville.