District closes offices Friday in preparation for Hurricane Irma

District staff began securing the Palm Bay Service Center in preparation for the hurricane.

District staff began securing the Palm Bay Service Center in preparation for the hurricane.

PALATKA, Fla., Sept. 7, 2017 — The St. Johns River Water Management District will close its offices districtwide on Friday to give employees time to prepare their homes for Hurricane Irma.

The closure includes district headquarters in Palatka, service centers in Jacksonville, Maitland and Palm Bay, and all field stations and satellite offices.

Additionally, all district public lands are closing as 5 p.m. today. The closure includes the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive. Lands will be reopened after the storm passes and land managers can assess the properties for safety and accessibility.

For continuing updates on district operations, visit the www.sjrwmd.com website.