School closures announced ahead of severe weather

Strong and severe thunderstorms expected to impact South Georgia and the Big Bend
Posted at 4:25 PM, May 09, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-09 22:10:46-04

Schools in the Big Bend and South Georgia are announcing school closings ahead of severe weather expected to impact South Georgia and parts of the Big Bend.

SEMINOLE:  Seminole County School System: Due to unknown weather conditions, Seminole County Schools will be canceled for tomorrow, Friday, May 10th, 2024. Stay home and stay safe!

DECATUR: We are monitoring a potential weather event that will be impacting our area beginning around the
5:00 AM Friday morning.
Decatur County EMA has forecasted sustained winds at 75 mph from 5:00 - 10:00 AM. We cannot run our buses and risk student, faculty, staff travel tomorrow morning.
Decatur County Schools will be closed on Friday, May 10, 2024. We are expecting the system to move out by mid-morning and conditions to improve quickly by the afternoon.
The status of the Spring Game scheduled for Friday evening will be determined and announced Friday afternoon.

GRADY: In addition to schools and offices being closed tomorrow, all evening school events are canceled including the CHS Band Concert and FFA Banquet this evening.

THOMAS COUNTY: Thomas County Schools will be closed tomorrow due to forecasted severe weather conditions with wind gusts reaching 55-75 mph in the morning hours. Your safety is our priority—please take precautions and stay safe!

CITY OF THOMASVILLE: Thomasville City Schools: The safety of our students and staff is always our top priority. Following the afternoon severe weather briefing, a decision has been made to close school for students and staff on Friday, May 10th.

TAYLOR COUNTY: Due to the incoming inclement weather and the possibility of high winds, the Taylor County School District is cancelling school tomorrow, Friday, May 10, 2024. The National Weather Service has predicted winds up to 54mph between the hours of 7-11 am.

VALDOSTA CITY SCHOOLS: Valdosta City Schools has been in constant communication with local emergency management officials throughout the day and into this evening. After the latest briefing and out of an abundance of caution, the district will be closed on Friday, May 10, 2024.
We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday, May 13, 2024. Please stay safe and follow EMA Lowndes on Facebook for important updates.