Tracking Fred: Severe weather closures from Mobile, Baldwin counties to Northwest Florida

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(WKRG) — As Fred’s path closes in along the Gulf Coast, WKRG News 5 is keeping up with severe weather closures from Mobile and Baldwin counties to northwest Florida.

As of 1 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16, Fred’s forward movement has slowed to north-northeast at six miles per hour. This could affect the timing of the landfall Monday evening. Some minor intensification is possible Monday. The landfall location is projected to fall east of Navarre and west of Port St. Joe, Fla.

This list will be updated as closures are announced.

MOBILE COUNTY

University of South Alabama: All outdoor events for Monday, Aug. 16, have been canceled, including the Pep Rally, Convocation, and Class of 2025 photo scheduled for Hancock Whitney Stadium. All University offices and facilities will remain open and the main campus will operate on a normal schedule unless otherwise announced.

BALDWIN COUNTY

No closures have been announced.

NORTHWEST FLORIDA

Escambia County:

  • Council on Aging of West Florida will be closed Monday, Aug. 16. All senior dining sites (including those that are exclusively operating via grab-and-go) will be closed. Meals on Wheels will, barring any unforeseen circumstances, be delivered as normal to clients Tuesday. The Retreat adult day care will also be closed Monday and is planning to reopen Tuesday. Administrative offices, as well as other programs and services, are at this time planned to reopen Tuesday. 

Santa Rosa County:

  • Gulf Islands National Seashore Fort Pickens: National Seashore expects campers to leave by noon Aug. 15.
  • Council on Aging of West Florida will be closed Monday, Aug. 16. All senior dining sites (including those that are exclusively operating via grab-and-go) will be closed. Meals on Wheels will, barring any unforeseen circumstances, be delivered as normal to clients Tuesday. The Retreat adult day care will also be closed Monday and is planning to reopen Tuesday. Administrative offices, as well as other programs and services, are at this time planned to reopen Tuesday. 
  • Santa Rosa County Schools close Monday, Aug 16. After school activities are also cancelled. School and after school activities expected to resume Tuesday.

Okaloosa County:

  • Okaloosa County Schools will be closed Monday, Aug. 16. All scheduled school-related activities for Monday will also be cancelled. A decision on Tuesday will be made on Monday, Aug. 16.
  • All City of Crestview will be closed Monday, Aug. 16. Normal operating hours on Tuesday, Aug 17 are planned at this time.
  • Fort Walton Beach will be closing all city facilities on Monday, Aug. 16. The decision to remain closed or reopen Tuesday will be made Monday afternoon.
  • According to a press release the Okaloosa County Elections Offices in Crestview will be closed Monday, Aug 16. Offices will open normal hours at 8 AM on Tuesday. More information on reopening can be found here.
  • Okaloosa County Court will be closed Monday, Aug. 16. Normal opertations expected to resume Tuesday.
  • All offices of the Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County (DOH-Okaloosa) will be closed on Aug. 16. DOH-Okaloosa plans to reopen on Tuesday, Aug. 17, at 7:30 a.m.
  • All non-emergency offices in the city of Niceville will be closed Monday, Aug. 16.

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, ALA.

No closures have been announced.

WASHINGTON COUNTY

No closures have been announced.

CLARKE COUNTY

No closures have been announced.

MONROE COUNTY

No closures have been announced.

CONECUH COUNTY

No closures have been announced.

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI

Greene County: No closures have been announced.

George County: No closures have been announced.

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