The Florida Supreme Court missed its regular weekly publication of decisions Thursday with widespread power outages afflicting Tallahassee in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.
Court spokesman Craig Waters said power was intermittent at the courthouse, but “power lines still are down all over Tallahassee, and travel is difficult.”
He issued a statement on behalf of the court saying opinions would be delayed “until a date and time still to be determined.” The court plans to reopen Monday.
The court, which plans to reopen Monday, was closed starting Tuesday to give time for employees to prepare for Wednesday’s landfall. Tallahassee is about 75 miles from Mexico Beach, where the hurricane came ashore as a Category 4 storm.
The First District Court of Appeal and the Office of State Courts Administrator, both in Tallahassee, remained closed Thursday.
The hurricane landed in Bay County, where the courts will be closed at least for the rest of the week. In other counties, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Washington courts also will be closed through Friday. Columbia, Franklin, Gadsden, Hamilton, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Okaloosa, Suwannee, Taylor, Wakulla and Walton courts were closed through Thursday.