Richland County Offices Closed Monday: Irma Plan in Place

Hurricane Irma's eye was still south of I-4 before midnight but Jacksonville was feeling its outer bands. 

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The county says their government offices will not be open Monday, but will reopen Tuesday at 10 a.m.

The decision to close schools and offices was made in collaboration with Polk County Emergency Management personnel.

The district is among the first to cancel schools ahead of the storm.

Any updates for future closings or delays will be announced using the school district's automated telephone service, website, or social media.

The Clay County School District said it is closely monitoring Hurricane Irma with the Clay County Emergency Operations Center and will provide updates on potential school closures throughout the week.

All Cherokee County schools will be closed on Monday.

The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority, and every decision is made with this in mind.

University of North Florida officials are monitoring Hurricane Irma and facilities maintenance crews are working to ensure the campus is ready for the storm.

University of Florida in Gainesville said it's expecting to know more later on Tuesday, but has not yet gotten back to News4Jax with details.

Meanwhile, The Florida Department of Education is coordinating with school districts, public colleges and universities to monitor the storm. The university has chose to move UCF's football game against the University of Memphis to 6:30 p.m. Friday. The college will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 9 and Saturday classes are canceled.

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