Wiregrass Irma Updates

Here is a running list of closures, shelter openings and other important info related to Hurricane Irma:

SHELTERS

  • Henry County will open two Red Cross shelters on Sunday.  The First Baptist Church Headland located at 301 East Church Street in Headland and the Abbeville United Methodist Church located at 100 West Kelly Street in Abbeville will open at 4:00pm on Sunday September 10th. Residents living in mobile homes are encouraged to seek out one of these shelters or stay with friends / family in a sturdy home.  

 

  • Safe haven facility at Westgate Church is full.

 

  • Heritage Baptist Church at 1951 Westgate Parkway will open at 7 pm.

 

  • Daleville cultural and convention center is open as a shelter. For further information call (334) 598-4442.

  • In coordination with local elected officials and local faith based organizations; We will open two “safe havens” in Coffee County where people can seek shelter from the pending storm. Both of these locations will open at 6 PM Sunday 9/10/17 and are project to close no later than Tuesday morning 9/12/17 depending on storm conditions.

The locations are:

First Baptist Church In Enterprise, 302 N Main St, Enterprise, AL 36330

Church of Christ in Elba 715 Troy Rd, Elba, AL 36323

 

There is room for 120 people in each location.

 

Cots will be available. No Pets, weapons, illegal drugs or alcohol allowed.  Intoxicated individuals are subject to be turned away.  

Please don’t come before 6 PM on Sunday as we will not be prepared to assist you.

 

Please bear in mind if between now and opening we find that we will be more directly affected by Hurricane IRMA with winds greater than 74 MPH we will not be able to house anyone in these locations as they are not approved for this amount of wind. Alternative plans are being considered in case of this event and updated information will be sent as soon as possible.

 

CLOSURES

Due to the possibility of inclement weather associated with Hurricane Irma, Dothan City Schools will be closed Monday, September 11th, and Tuesday, Septermber 12th.

Troy University campuses in Alabama will be closed Monday and Tuesday, September 11 and 12.

All Florida schools are closed on Monday.

Clay County Schools are closed on Monday.

Early County Schools are closed on Monday.

Seminole County Schools are closed on Monday.

Miller County Schools are closed on Monday.

Houston County Schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday due to the possibility of damaging weather. School will resume Wednesday if no significant damage is sustained. Superintendent David Sewell or I will notify you of any changes to the plan.

Calvary Weekday Ministry in Dothan, Alabama will be closed Monday and Tuesday due to the threat of inclement.

Henry County Schools will be closed on Monday.

Beulah Land Academy in Headland will be closed on Monday.

Vaughn Blumberg in Dothan will be closed Monday and Tuesday. 

Mother Goose Kindergarten will be closed Monday and Tuesday, September 11-12

Enterprise State Community College, the Alabama Aviation College in Ozark, and the Alabama Aviation College in Andalusia will be closed Mon. and Tues., Sept. 11-12, in consideration of safety concerns related to Hurricane Irma. 

Dale County Schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday.

Daleville City Schools will be closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Elba City Schools will be closed on Monday.

Ozark City Schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday

Geneva City Schools will be closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Geneva County Schools will be closed on Monday and Tuesday.

All Coffee County Schools (Kinston, New Brockton and Zion Chapel) will be closed on Monday, September 11.

The Child Development Center at First Methodist Church in Ozark will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 11 & 12. 

Enterprise City Schools will be closed on Monday, September 11

Covenant Preschool and Childcare will be closed Monday & Tuesday, September 11th and 12th. 

Due to the hurricane threat Providence Christian School will be closed Monday, September 11, and Tuesday, September 12. All school activities are also cancelled.

Wallace Community College will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, September 11-12, in consideration of safety concerns related to Hurricane Irma. Classes will resume on Wednesday, September 13. 

All SEACAP offices will be closed Monday, September 11, 2017 due to the approach of Hurricane Irma. If you had an appointment, it will be rescheduled to another day. Please stay safe and watch local news and social media for updates.

The final scheduled flight from Tallahassee International Airport will leave Sunday evening ahead of Hurricane Irma, which is starting to rip its way up the state of Florida.

The Henry County Courthouse be closed on Monday. A decision on Tuesday will be made later.

All branches in southeast Alabama (Dothan, Enterprise, Daleville, Ft. Rucker, Ozark, Troy, Opp) along with DeFuniak Springs and Santa Rosa Beach, FL will be closed on Monday, September 11 due to impending weather from Hurricane Irma.

ALL Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center (WRC) Divisions will be closed on Monday, September 11 due to inclement weather.

Michelin will be closing tonight at 7pm and will reopen Tuesday at 7am.

Dothan Specialty Clinic will be closed Monday and Tuesday due to weather. Patients will be contacted later to reschedule.

Due to the threat of severe weather from Hurricane Irma and the potential impacts for our area, the City of Enterprise will be closed on Monday and Tuesday.

All essential personnel and first responders will be available in the event they are needed.

Mayor Cooper, EMA officials, and city officials have all been monitoring the storm and are taking this storm very serious and taking every precaution to make sure that all citizens are safe.
For shelter information, please contact the Wiregrass Area United Way’s 2-1-1 service. On your phone, simply dial 211.

Once winds are sustained around 40mph, first responders might not be available to respond until the winds settle.

Residents are asked that as the winds calm, to stay off the roads and stay indoors to let first responders and crews clear the roads.

Please pay attention to local media outlets for more information.

All schools in Pike County are closed on Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12. This included all Pike County Schools, all Troy City Schools and Pike Liberal Arts School. On Friday, Troy University announced its cancellation of classes for Monday and Tuesday.

Vivian B Adams School to closings for Monday and Tuesday.

SpectraCare Health Systems, Inc., will be closed during regular business hours tomorrow, September 11, 2017, due to the potential for severe weather conditions. SpectraCare’s helpline is available by dialing, 1-800-951 HELP (4357), to answer questions or to assist with crisis.

From SARCOA: All 38 Senior Centers will be closed in Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry, and Houston Counties on Monday and Tuesday for regular activities. Some centers may open for safe havens. Please check with individual centers for more information.

Alabama South Family Podiatry will be closed Monday and Tuesday.

The city of Ozark has implemented a curfew from 7 pm Sunday until 8 am Monday and will close roads to all non-essential traffic.

Borden Dairy - Cowarts, AL will be closed on Monday, September 11. Will update tomorrow on Tuesday hours of operaton.

ID Associates will be closed on Monday.

Utility trailer in Enterprise will be closed on Monday!

Healthlink will be closed Monday.

Eye Center South will be closed on Monday!

 

SARCOA's office will be closed Monday.

District Court Judge Chris Kaminski has announced that there will be no criminal court on Monday September 11 in Enterprise. Also, Trooper Traffic court on Tuesday, September 12 in Enterprise is also cancelled.

All court will be rescheduled to a later date.

Dothan Mayor Mike Schmitz & Houston Co. Chairman Mark Culver ask all businesses to close Monday and for roads to be kept clear.

Business closing: Bondy Nissan will be closed on Monday due to severe weather.

 

RV OPPORTUNITIES

  • The National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds will offer a portion of its 200 acre Fairgrounds for RV evacuees. We have complimentary grassy areas for 400 self-contained RV's (no power/sewer/water) and 100 additional spaces that will include water/sewer/50amp power hookups. RV evacuees seeking a temporary RV space, should enter the Fairgrounds located at 5622 US Hwy 231 South @ Festival Drive Dothan Al 36301. The Fairground is 3 Miles South of Dothan Alabama on Hwy 231 in Houston County. (31 miles from Florida I-10.)

 

  • Any city property or church in the town of Cowarts is available for RV's to park.

 

  • RV space available in Newton.

 

OTHER

  • Several Publix grocery store locations in south and Alabama will close Sunday evening due to Hurricane Irma.

    The following stores in Alabama are scheduled to close at 5 p.m. Sunday:

    • Northside Mall: 3525 Ross Clark Cir Ste 100 Dothan AL (334) 792-4281
    • Cottonwood Corners: 1620 Ross Clark Cir Dothan AL (334) 673-1200
    • Westway: 4650 W Main St Ste 700 Dothan AL (334) 792-6801
  • Pulmonary Associates will be closed on Monday.
  • SAMC elective services is closed on Monday.

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