Our prayers are with all of the lives in the Caribbean and Florida who have been and will be impacted by Hurricane Irma. The Caribbean and the state of Florida declared a State of Emergency going into the weekend. However, as of yet, there is no news as to whether the hurricane will turn towards the gulf or east coast and no notice as to what potential effects this may have on us in Atlanta.

If there is any news about the hurricane that would impact the regular school schedule next week it will be uploaded to the website over the weekend. You can also check the Fulton County official website for updates or statements.

Georgia insurance commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to begin preparing now for the threat of severe weather from Hurricane Irma. “With Hurricane Irma on an uncertain course and gathering strength in the Atlantic, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to prepare now for severe weather, including reviewing their property insurance,” the commissioner’s office wrote in a press release. “Commissioner Hudgens recommends that property owners make copies of their insurance policies, obtain their insurance company’s phone numbers, inventory their personal belongings, and keep all of these documents with them should they be forced to leave their homes.”

Hudgens recommended property owners take additional steps to prepare for severe weather, such as making plans for pets, reviewing or seriously considering purchasing flood insurance policies, securing properties as best as possible, removing or securing valuables, and making early contact with claims representatives to establish lines of communication.