The City of Auburn has announced several changes to city functions over the next week as the remnants of Hurricane Irma are expected to make its way into the Auburn area.
The effects of Hurricane Irma will be felt in the area beginning Monday morning. Sustained winds of 30–45 mph are expected and gusts are likely to reach 45–65 mph, which could cause downed trees and power outages, according to the National Weather Service office in Birmingham. Between 3–5 inches of rain are also expected, with some areas facing even more.
The city has made alterations to garbage, trash and recycling pickup services this week. Monday's route will run on Monday, Tuesday's route will run on Wednesday, Wednesday's route will run on Thursday and Thursday's route will run on Friday
City Hall and the Auburn Public Library will remain open on Monday, but all Parks and Recreation programs and actives are canceled. Crochet Class and the Young Writer's Club have also been canceled.
Auburn City Schools, Opelika City Schools and Lee County Schools will all be closed both Monday and Tuesday.
Auburn Day Care, Joyland Childcare Development Center, Auburn Senior Center and Boys and Girls Club of Lee County - Auburn Unit will be closed on Monday, per tenants at the Boykin Community Center.
All other city services will remain planned as scheduled.
Gov. Kay Ivey announced Sunday that all state offices and buildings in Lee, Chambers, Macon, Russell and Tallapoosa counties will be closed Monday.
On Friday, she issued a state of emergency for Alabama. On Saturday, she activated the Alabama National Guard for state active duty because of the potential impact of the storm.
For emergency situations, call 911; for non-emergencies overnight in Auburn, call 334-501-3100; and for power outages, call 1-800-888-2726.