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Tracking Hurricane Irma


National Hurricane Center
Probable path of Hurricane Irma as of Sept. 9 at 8pm.





The 11 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center puts Jacksonville under a Hurricane Warning. The track continues to shift west, with Irma going up through the west coast of Florida directly impacting Tampa and the Florida Keys.

Hurricane Irma continues to impact Cuba as a Category 3 with winds of 125 mph and is forecast to restrengthen to a Category 5 before reaching South Florida. Irma will reach the Florida Keys Sunday morning. Jacksonville is expected to start feeling strong winds from Irma Sunday, with the worst of Irma impact Jacksonville Monday.

Mayor Lenny Curry said Irma is “not like Matthew” in a press conference Thursday and urged Jacksonville residents in Zones A and B to start evacuating early if they can. He said mandatory evacuations will likely begin Friday morning.

Curry declared a State of Emergency Monday for Duval County. Mandatory Evacuations for Zones A and B began Friday morning.

Classes and student activities are canceled Friday Sept. 8 and Monday Sept. 11. Stay tuned for updates.

For all things Hurricane Irma, check back hourly.


  • Landmark Middle School – 101 Kernan Blvd. N (pets allowed)
  • Twin Lakes Elementary – 8000 Point Meadows Drive (no pets)
  • Chimney Lakes Elementary – 9353 Staples Mill Driver (pets allowed)
  • Mandarin Middle School 5100 Hood Road (pets allowed)
  • Oceanway Elementary – 1255 Gillespie Ave. (no pets)
  • Abess Park Elementary – 12371 Abess Blvd. (no pets)
  • Legends Center – 5130 Soutel Drive (pets allowed)
  • Andrew Robinson – 101 W. 12th Street (no pets)
  • Arlington Middle School 8141 Lone Star Road (no pets)

Mandatory Evacuations begin for Zones A and B

Hurricane Irma predicted to weaken as it shifts West towards Jacksonville

Curry and Scott suggest Zones A and B start evacuating: ‘This is not another Matthew’

UNF Residential Halls Closing Sunday: Students encouraged to find off-campus shelter

Hurricane Watch issued for South Florida counties, Duval preparing for storm

UNF Athletics changes schedules due to storm

UNF cancels Friday and Monday classes

Mayor Curry declares State of Emergency for Duval County; Advises Zones A & B to evacuate

UPDATE: Hurricane Irma shifts East; No closures announced for UNF

UNF addresses potential class cancellations

NHC on Irma: ‘Too soon to specify timing and magnitude of impact’

Know Your Zone: Jacksonville’s evacuation zones and where UNF fits in

Hurricane Irma strengthened to category 5; UNF has a plan

‘Increasing chance’ Hurricane Irma could impact Florida; Scott declares state of emergency

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