IRMA UPDATE: City Hall Open Wednesday, Schools Closed
TUCKER, Ga. (September 12, 2017) – Despite challenges with schools and power outages, things are starting to get back to normal in the City of Tucker following strong rain and winds that swept through the City from the remnants of Hurricane Irma.
Tucker’s City Hall will be fully staffed and open normal hours on Wednesday. Additionally, the City Council meeting that had to be postponed on Monday night will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Tucker’s City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).
There are still some lingering effects from Irma, namely power outages. As of 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, Georgia Power reported more than 4,000 Tucker residents are still without electricity. Countywide that number stood at more than 110,000.
“Our crews are working quickly to restore power in all impacted areas,” the utility said in a tweet Tuesday. “We encourage our customers to plan ahead for the potential for extended outages.” With that in mind, officials at the DeKalb Emergency Operations Center were discussing Tuesday afternoon the logistics of opening emergency shelters for those without power. A formal decision could come by Tuesday night.
One other impact of the storm continues to be at area schools. DeKalb County announced that all schools will be closed on Wednesday, a third straight closure brought on by Irma. The district said the closure extends to teachers and all other employees.
To stay updated on the latest with storm response in DeKalb County, check out their dedicated Irma webpage. Georgia Power is also updating customers on power restoration with their interactive outage map.