Broward schools close Thursday and Friday in advance of Irma

Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie has announced that schools will be closed starting Thursday ahead of Hurricane Irma.

As of the 2 p.m. advisory, Irma remains a ‘potentially catastrophic’ category 5 storm with 185 mph winds.

The hurricane is forecasted to be in the area of Florida by the weekend.

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