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Closings related to Hurricane Irma

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Auburn University classes will be canceled and normal operations suspended on Monday due to the expected impacts of Hurricane Irma.

According to the university, this does not include residence halls, which will be open for campus residents only. Limited campus dining venues will be open on Monday for on-campus residents. Check the campus dining app or www.auburn.edu/dining for information on open venues.

Ahead of Irma, Publix will be closing some Alabama stores Sunday night, including locations in Mobile, Daphne, Fairhope, Spanish Fort, and Gulf Shores.

In Mobile, The Fresh Market at 3940 Airport Blvd. is scheduled to close at 5 p.m. Sunday because of Irma, according to an announcement by the company.

In Florida, the Department of Veterans Affairs Joint Ambulatory Care Center in Pensacola will be closed on Monday, due to weather impacts from Hurricane Irma.

All VA employees assigned to the JACC will be in authorized absence status.  All veterans with appointments on Monday will be rescheduled.

In response to the westward shift of Hurricane Irma’s projected track toward the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend region, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced the closure of three additional state forests in the to help ensure the safety of Florida residents and visitors. The grounds and all campsites, including primitive and RV, of Lake Talquin State Forest, Wakulla State Forest and Tate’s Hell State Forest are closed until further notice. 

The following 30 state forests are closed and will remain closed until further notice: 

•    Belmore State Forest 
•    Big Shoals State Forest 
•    Carl Duval Moore State Forest 
•    Cary State Forest 
•    Charles H. Bronson State Forest 
•    Etoniah Creek State Forest 
•    Four Creeks State Forest 
•    Geothe State Forest 
•    Indian Lake State Forest 
•    Jennings State Forest 
•    John M. Beathea State Forest 
•    Lake George State Forest 
•    Lake Talquin State Forest 
•    Lake Wales Ridge State Forest 
•    Little Big Econ State Forest 
•    Matanzas State Forest 
•    Myakka State Forest 
•    Newnan’s Lake State Forest 
•    Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest 
•    Peace River State Forest 
•    Picayune Stand State Forest 
•    Ralph E. Simmons State Forest 
•    Ross Prairie State Forest 
•    Seminole State Forest 
•    Tate’s Hell State Forest
•    Tiger Bay State Forest 
•    Twin Rivers State Forest 
•    Wakulla State Forest 
•    Welaka State Forest 
•    Withlacoochee State Forest 

Depending on Hurricane Irma’s tract, the Florida Forest Service may close additional state forest or campgrounds. The Florida Forest Service team is in constant communication with state and local emergency operations centers, according to the annoucement. 
 

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