Hurricane Ida forces school closures for Tuesday in North Alabama

Hurricane Ida Forces School Closure
Satellite image of Hurricane Ida. Photo via NOAA Satellites

North Alabama is expecting to see an impact of Ida, now a tropical storm, on Tuesday. North Alabama’s emergency management agencies are on alert and will be watching closely. In preparation for Tuesday’s severe weather, school closures and changes to remote learning have already been announced. Keep reading for all the details.

No after school activities

School Closures Hurricane Idea
Huntsville can expect storms Tuesday. Projection via NOAA and the National Weather Service

Huntsville City Schools have canceled all after-school activities for Monday. With the threat of severe weather, school officials want students getting home safely to prepare for the storm. If your child rides the bus, you can expect them at their scheduled bus stop time.

Turning to remote learning

Huntsville Hurricane Ida School Closures
Key messages about Hurricane Ida via NOAA and the National Weather Service

Some schools in North Alabama have decided to transition to online learning for Tuesday to let students stay safely in their homes.

Here are the school systems going remote:

  • Colbert County School System
  • Cullman County School System
  • Muscle Shoals City School System
  • Tuscumbia City School System

School is out

School Closures Hurricane Ida
North Alabama is expecting heavy rain and flooding. Projection via NOAA and the National Weather Service

Several North Alabama school systems have canceled school on Tuesday altogether. Students and their families are encouraged to stay safe during Tuesday’s storms.

The Tuesday school closures:

  • Lauderdale County School System
  • Russellville City School System
  • Sheffield City School System

Stay safe Alabama, make sure you know what to do if your area experiences severe weather.

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Emily Kent
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