Governor Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for the entire state of Georgia ahead of Hurricane Irma which is impacting the state with rain and wind gusts as high as 60 mph. Flash flood warnings have also been issued for north and central Georgia. Several schools in the coastal Georgia area are also now closed on Tuesday. The following school systems in the Atlanta Metro Area have also cancelled classes for Tuesday.
Atlanta Public Schools – Closed Tuesday
Clayton County Schools – Closed Tuesday
Cherokee County Schools – Closed Tuesday
Cobb County – Closed Tuesday
Coweta County Schools – Closed Tuesday
DeKalb County Schools – Closed Tuesday
Schools of Decatur Closed Tuesday.
Fayette County Schools – Closed Tuesday
Forsyth County Schools Closed Tuesday
Fulton County – Closed Tuesday
Griffin-Spalding County Schools – Closed Tuesday
Gwinnett County Schools – Closed Tuesday
Henry County Schools – Closed Tuesday
Rockdale County Schools – Closed Tuesday
The City of Atlanta government and the Municipal Court of Atlanta will be closed on Tuesday
Cobb County Government Offices will be closed on Tuesday
DeKalb County offices, Courts, senior centers, libraries, Board of Health Locations and recreation centers will be closed Tuesday.
Fulton County Government offices, including the Fulton County Courthouse, will be closed on Tuesday
Colleges, Universities, Private Schools
International Theological Center Closed Tuesday
Atlanta Metropolitan College Closed Tuesday
Atlanta Technical College Closed Tuesday
Agnes Scott College Closed Tuesday.
Clayton State University Closed Tuesday
Emory University – Closed Tuesday
Georgia Tech Closed Tuesday.
Georgia Piedmont Technical Closed Tuesday
Georgia Southern University – Closed through Tuesday
University of Georgia – Closed Tuesday
University of West Georgia – Closed Tuesday
Georgia Gwinnett College Closed Tuesday
All KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools Closed Tuesday
Woodward Academy Closed Tuesday
As of 2:30 pm today more than 923,000 customers were without power across the state of Georgia.
In Atlanta Central Park Recreation Center located at 400 Merrits Avenue, NE. The Red Cross is on site
In Fulton County Jefferson Place Emergency Shelter located at 1135 Jefferson Street, NW opened today at 11 a.m.
Day shelters including the Salvation Army, City of Refuge, and Peachtree-Pine will serve as overflow centers once the Central Park Recreation Center and Jefferson Place Emergency Shelter have reached capacity. For the latest information on emergency shelters, please visit ATL311.com.
– Jean Ross, CBS Local