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Hurricane Irma leads Georgia to cancel Monday, Tuesday classes

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The University of Georgia announced Sunday that it has canceled classes for Monday and Tuesday because of Hurricane Irma.

A tropical storm warning was issued for Georgia – including Athens, Georgia where the University of Georgia is located – on Sunday morning.

It’s unclear if the storm will impact the Georgia football team’s practices and other preparations this week ahead of its scheduled home game against Samford.

Several other Florida schools, including Florida, Florida State, Miami, UCF and USF, either canceled or postponed their football games Saturday due to Hurricane Irma. FIU moved its game against Alcorn State to Friday night in Birmingham, Alabama.

For this upcoming week, the Florida State-Miami game already has been rescheduled and at least the Florida-Tennessee game could possibly also do the same.

Georgia currently is scheduled to play Samford at 7:30 p.m. ET this Saturday at Sanford Stadium in Athens.

Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest hurricanes in recorded history, made landfall in Florida Sunday as a Category 3 storm. At its strongest point, it was a Category 5.

Georgia beat Notre Dame, 20-19, Saturday night on the road.

RELATED: FAU football team staying in Wisconsin indefinitely due to Hurricane Irma

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