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Robins Air Force Base closed to non-emergency personnel Monday as Irma approaches

Hurricane Irma forecast predictions through Tuesday

Hurricane Irma slammed Cuba overnight. It's now headed for South Florida, but it won't stop there. Forecasters predict the storm continuing on through next week possibly hitting Georgia and South Carolina.
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Hurricane Irma slammed Cuba overnight. It's now headed for South Florida, but it won't stop there. Forecasters predict the storm continuing on through next week possibly hitting Georgia and South Carolina.

Robins Air Force Base will be closed Monday to all non-emergency military and civilian personnel.

The base posted the notice to its Facebook page Sunday evening as Hurricane Irma approached Georgia.

The latest forecast predicts that sustained winds of 40-50 mph will begin to hit Bibb County at about 8 a.m. Monday. By 2 p.m. the wind gusts are expected to hit a peak of 55-65 mph, and that will keep up until about 9-10 p.m. Monday.

For a list of all closings in Middle Georgia, click here.

Telegraph writer Wayne Crenshaw contributed to this report.

As Florida Gov Rick Scott warned of a life-threatening storm surge headed for the Florida Keys, the Miami area was beginning to feel the effects of the approaching Hurricane Irma late on September 9. This footage, shot in Hollywood, to the north o

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