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


Government Offices

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. 

Shelters Open

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


– Jean Ross, CBS Local


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