Hurricane Irma in Alabama: What’s open? What’s closed? Some state offices in Alabama closed

Hurricane Irma is supposed to reach Alabama Monday, bringing with it tropical force winds and torrential rains.

Irma is expected to be a weakening tropical storm as it moves into southeast Alabama late Monday into Tuesday but could still bring high winds and torrential rains into the areas included in the tropical storm warning include Anniston, Alexander City, Auburn, Dothan, Eufaula, Montgomery and Troy; north Alabama, including Huntsville, are included under the tropical storm watch.

Numerous schools and colleges are closing as result of the storm. You can see a list of school closures here.

There are other Alabama closures, schedule changes related to Irma. This list will be updated as more information is available:

State closures

  • Social Security Offices in Montgomery, Alexander City and Opelika closed on Monday.
  • All US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices in Alabama Closed Monday
  • Some state offices will be closed Monday: All state offices and buildings in the following counties will be closed on Monday: Barbour, Blount, Bullock, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Coffee, Coosa, Dale, Elmore, Etowah, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lee, Macon, Montgomery, Pike, Randolph, Russell, St. Clair, Talladega, Tallapoosa, and any other county  placed under a Tropical Storm Warning by the National Weather Service.
  • In all other counties, each state and local agency head is authorized to make closures of state offices based on local weather conditions.


Auburn City Hall will be open on Sept. 11 and all city services, including trash collection, are planned to be on schedule. As Hurricane Irma makes its way north, city first responders and crews are prepared to respond if/as needed. Auburn University is closed Monday.

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Calhoun County

All Calhoun County offices will be closed Sept. 11-12.


All city offices and municipal court are closed Monday, Sept. 11. Garbage, trash and recycling will not be picked on Monday.

Fort Rucker

All Monday training at Fort Rucker has been canceled. All Department of the Army civilian employees will be placed on Administrative leave. Key and Essential personnel will report for duty. All contract employees will not report, as their government oversight will not be present at Fort Rucker. Military personnel should check with their individual chain of command for further guidance.

Lyster Army Health Clinic and the VA Clinic will be closed Monday with plans to resume normal operations on Sept. 12.

Maxwell Air Force Base

Operations are normal tomorrow at Maxwell Air Force Base.


City of Montgomery administrative offices will be closed Monday. Sanitation will work regularly scheduled routes beginning early tomorrow until the weather deteriorates significantly. Public Works crews will also check gutters and drainage systems throughout the city leading up to tomorrow’s severe weather threat.

Montgomery County

All Montgomery County Offices and the Montgomery County Courthouse will be closed Monday.


The City of Opelika offices and all departments will be open at the regular time Monday. Hours and schedule for Tuesday may change as conditions change. There will be no garbage or recycling pickup Sept. 11.


City of Pelham offices were scheduled to be closed Monday for Patriots Day in recognition of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Phenix City

City of Phenix City administrative offices, including Utilities, will be closed Monday.

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Pike Road

Pike Road Town Hall offices will close at 11 a.m. on Monday and plan to reopen on Tuesday, September 12 at 10 a.m., unless otherwise noted on our webpage,

The Town Council and Planning Commission meetings scheduled for the evening of Monday have been postponed.

Russell County

All non-emergency county offices in Russell County, Alabama, including the courthouse and judicial buildings, will be closed Sept. 11-12. All government buildings plan to reopen on Sept. 13, depending on conditions.


All Troy Parks and Recreation and Pike County Lake events are classes are closed through Tuesday. The Troy Recreation Center is open as a shelter and Troy University is closed.