Hurricane Irma Weather Risk in Alabama: Tuscaloosa Area School Closings

The possibility of high winds and rain from Hurricane Irma has prompted a number of area schools to announce closings for Monday, Sept. 11.

Tuscaloosa is under a Wind Advisory through Tuesday morning. According to the National Weather Service, the potential impacts from Irma in the Tuscaloosa area may include sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts of 30-40 MPH, along with 1-3 inches of rain. This could lead to downed trees and power outages.

All schools and the central office of the Tuscaloosa County School System will be closed on Monday, including after-school and evening activities. In a statement, Superintendent Dr. Walter Davie said a decision on classes for Tuesday would be made later in the day on Monday.

Tuscaloosa City Schools will be closed on Monday.

Holy Spirit School will be closed on Monday.

Tuscaloosa Academy will be closed on Monday.

Shelton State Community College will be closed on Monday. In a statement, the school said, A decision for Tuesday will be made late Monday afternoon.”

The latest information from the University of Alabama is that officials have no plans to close Monday or Tuesday, though they are monitoring weather conditions.

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