AUSTIN — As Hurricane Irma made landfall in Jamaica, the city’s biggest theater was evacuated and some theaters shuttered.
The New York Times reported on Sunday that the National Film and Television Archive was closed because of the hurricane and other factors.
The American Film Institute, the American Institute of Architects, the Texas State Library and the National Library of Medicine were also closed.
“We’re getting a lot of reports of people being stranded in hotels, but we have not seen that much of an impact to the health of people,” said Patricia F. Meehan, a spokeswoman for the National Institutes of Health.
“If you’ve been in a hotel or motel, and you’re not sure where you’re going, and then you have to drive to another hotel, you might be better off in a motel.”
The Associated Press reported that some people who stayed at hotels were stranded in New York.
The AP reported that a hotel in New Orleans has reopened after the National Hurricane Center declared it safe.
In San Francisco, the Federal Aviation Administration said the airport was closed to traffic because of Hurricane Irma.
Officials in Hawaii said some hotels there were no longer accepting guests.
The Associated Images reported that many hotels in Florida had closed.
Some evacuees were stranded on beaches in Hawaii, including a resort on Oahu.
A woman with a baby at a resort in Kona, Hawaii, was forced to drive through traffic in a flooded parking lot to get into a hotel room.
Another evacuee in California was stranded at a hotel on Long Island, officials said.
“There are many, many people who are in the process of leaving their homes and that’s just not a viable option for many people,” Hawaii Gov.
David Ige said.
The Weather Channel said many areas of Florida had been impacted by the storm, with areas including Jacksonville, St. Petersburg and Miami also seeing significant flooding.
“People need to be prepared,” Ige told reporters at the scene.
“They need to take shelter, they need to evacuate, and they need their cars to be ready.”
In Puerto Rico, the U.S. territory with the U, U.K. and British passports, Gov.
Ricardo Rossello said he is advising people to evacuate and said he’s been told many are leaving on foot.
“I am not in a position to tell people that we are not going to help them, but I have heard the message and I am urging everybody to get as much shelter as you can, to go as far as you need to go, to leave as soon as you have the shelter you need,” Rossella said.
Rosselló said many people in Puerto Rico have been told by their local government to get out as soon they can.
The governor is urging residents to stay off the roads and get as far away from the storm as possible.
In Louisiana, the governor announced that residents of the city of New Orleans have been evacuated as Hurricane Irma approaches.
“The governor is calling on the people of New Les, Louisiana, to evacuate,” Gov.
John Bel Edwards said in a statement.
“Due to the intense hurricane conditions, we have advised all residents in New Les to remain at home.
If you are planning on making a long-term home in Louisiana, you will be required to evacuate.
If your home is not secure, the mayor of New Lebron will be responsible for providing shelter for you as well.”
Edwards said that residents should stay off public roads and avoid leaving their vehicles unattended.
“No motorized vehicles will be allowed on the roads,” the governor said.
In Georgia, Gov.-elect Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency and ordered the evacuation of residents and businesses from all over the state.
Deal’s statement came as Hurricane Jose made landfall on the island of Guadeloupe.
“My priority is to protect the lives and property of Guadaloupe residents and business owners, and to provide them with emergency assistance to evacuate their homes,” Deal said.
Deal said he has ordered the Georgia National Guard to assist in the relief effort.
“All Georgians are asked to remain calm and stay on the move,” Deal’s office said in the statement.
The National Weather Service said it is forecasting a storm surge of about 10 feet on Guadeloupes beaches.
The storm surge is forecast to be 10 feet above the highest water level on Guadaloupes, and the high tide is expected to be 6 feet above sea level.
Deal told reporters that the hurricane is expected by Monday morning to be moving toward Georgia and the Carolinas, and he is urging Georgians to be alert.
Deal added that he is asking the governor of the state of Georgia to declare a state emergency and to order all citizens to evacuate the state as quickly as possible as a result of Hurricane Jose.
Deal has also directed the U