DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb officials are urging residents to exercise caution after the National Weather Service issued a tropical storm warning with tropical storm force winds and rain arriving as early as Monday morning for DeKalb County and the Atlanta area.
The DeKalb Emergency Management Agency is urging residents to shelter in place during the event and stay off the roads to allow emergency crews to respond to the anticipated calls for downed trees and power lines.
As a result of anticipated inclement weather, DeKalb County offices, senior centers, libraries and recreation centers will be closed Monday and Tuesday.
County employees who are not required to deal with the emergency conditions do not have to report to work.
All sanitation service will be suspended Monday. Customers are urged to secure their garbage containers during the high winds.
Employees under the direction of elected officials other than DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond should contact their supervisors about their work schedules.
The DeKalb County courts will be closed Monday. A decision about Tuesday’s schedule has not been made.
All DeKalb County Board of Health locations will be closed Monday and Tuesday.
The DeKalb County School District and City Schools of Decatur will be closed Monday and Tuesday. Atlanta Public Schools will be closed Monday.
For updated information about road closures and other pertinent information during the event, go to www.dekalbcountyga.gov/Irma.