NEW YORK -- The potential of drenching rain and flooding from Tropical Storm Hermine as it moves up the East Coast has forced the cancellation or postponement of many Labor Day weekend events and the closing of some schools and government offices.Hermine made landfall as a hurricane in Floridas Big Bend area early Friday. It was the first hurricane to hit the state in more than a decade.The National Weather Service said Hermine weakened to a tropical storm as it moved over southern Georgia early Friday. It was expected to move into the Carolinas and up the East Coast, potentially dropping 2 to 10 inches of rainfall through Monday morning in some areas.Below are state closings, cancellations and postponements:---GEORGIAThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday closed the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in south Georgia. The refuge, directly in Hermines path, features vast swamplands inhabited by alligators. Spokesman Tom McKenzie said falling trees could prove dangerous to gators and other wildlife.The National Park Service closed Georgias Cumberland Island to visitors until Saturday morning. The barrier island is home to roughly 15 miles of federally protected wilderness. Its reachable only by boat.The National Hurricane Center has placed the southern half of Georgias 100-mile coast under a tropical storm watch.All Savannah-Chatham Public School and administrative offices are closed.Several college campuses also have closed as a precaution. They are Albany State University and Darton State College, and their satellite locations in Cairo and Cordele. Valdosta State and Georgia Southern also canceled all scheduled classes for Friday. Albany and Darton will reopen Tuesday.A rally planned for Saturday in Fayetteville for Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence was also canceled.Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for 56 counties in parts of south, central and coastal Georgia.In Savannah, the Bacon Fest, originally a three-day event from Friday through Sunday, will be held on Saturday and Sunday. And the Craft Brew Fest planned for outdoors has been moved inside the trade and convention center.---SOUTH CAROLINAWith tropical storm warnings in effect, public schools from Myrtle Beach to Hilton Head were closed as forecasters predicted as much as 5 inches of rain as the storm moved through.The Citadel and the College of Charleston canceled classes and Joint Base Charleston, which consists of the Charleston Air Force Base and the Charleston Naval Weapons Station, also closed though essential personnel were asked to report to the base.Local governments also closed their offices. South Carolina state offices closed in eight counties on or near the coast.NASCAR postponed all track activity Friday and canceled qualifying for its Sprint Cup and Xfinity races at Darlington Raceway.Ferry boats that take visitors to Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor where the Civil War began were not running Friday, and the national monument was to close at noon.The popular open-air City Market in downtown Charleston, a must-see for millions of visitors to Charleston each year, also was closed Friday. The market is in an area that generally floods during heavy rains.The Beach Boogie and BBQ Festival in Myrtle Beach was canceled for Friday evening but will be held Saturday.Also, the Dorn Veteran Administration Medical Center in Columbia canceled appointments for several clinics ahead of the storm.---NORTH CAROLINAThe Fort Fisher State Historic Site near Wilmington and the Moores Creek National Battlefield closed Friday.A fireworks show planned for the coastal community of Carolina Beach was postponed from Friday until Saturday.Officials at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore on the Outer Banks warned that dangerous rip currents were affecting beaches all along the seashore.Gov. Pat McCrory has declared a state of emergency in 33 counties in the eastern part of the state.---VIRGINIAOld Dominion and Norfolk State universities have postponed their Saturday football home openers until Sunday because of the storm.Old Dominion is scheduled to host Hampton University. Elizabeth City State University is set to visit Norfolk State.Forecasters say the storm could bring heavy rains and high winds to the region on Saturday afternoon and evening.---DELAWARESails in Lewes, Delaware, aboard a replica of the colonial ship Kalmar Nyckel have been canceled for Saturday, Sunday and Monday.---NEW YORKNew York City public beaches will be closed to swimming on Sunday, and possibly Monday and Tuesday, because of the danger of rip tides associated with the storm. High waves and heavy rain also are forecast for Long Island and New York City on Sunday evening. Cheap Nike Roshe Shoes .com) - Manchester City midfielder David Silva is expected to miss the next four weeks because of a calf problem. Cheap Nike Roshe Online . - Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is not a fan of his teams use of the wildcat formation, saying "it makes you look like a high school offence. http://www.wholesalenikeroshe.com/ . 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The former world No 1 was among six players chasing five spots in the sudden-death play-off, held at Wedgewood Country Club in Ohio.The 38-year-old Englishman was one of 103 golfers taking part in the 36-hole sectional qualifying event, where 13 US Open slots were up for grabs. Rounds of 68 and 69 left Donald in a tie for ninth alongside Jason Allred, Richard Schembechler, Daniel Summerhays, Patrick Rodgers and amateur Scottie Scheffler, who needed to single putt the final green to join this group.After rain meant the play-off couldnt be held on Monday, Donald returned to par the first two extra holes before Summerhays was eliminated when he missed a five-foot putt on the second additional hole. Missing accomplished! Donald said on his Instagram account. This piece of paper means a lot to me! Cant wait to get to Oakmont next week for the US Open.Ive had to qualify the last 2 years for the US Open, havent liked it, but somehow making it this way feels pretty damn rewarding.Mexican Carlos Ortiz led the way at Wedgewood on Monday thanks to a brace of 66s. Among the many PGA Tour players to miss out were Australian John Senden and Germanys Alex Cejka, who failed to join the play-off contestants by a single shot.Wedgewood was one of 10 American sites to host competitions on Monday, and these include Germantown Country Club in Memphis, where David Toms qualified to conttest his 19th US Open.dddddddddddd The US Open returns to the historic Oakmont Country Club next week Toms, now 49, tied for fifth at Oakmont - the venue for the 2016 tournament - nine years ago and, on Monday, posted rounds of 66 and 69, which meant he avoided a dreaded play-off by a single shot.Among those not so fortunate in Tennessee were Ben Crane, Martin Laird and Steve Stricker, who failed to make the play-off by one stroke.The qualifier in Jacksonville, Florida, was halted by severe thunderstorms and also went to an additional day, where 53-year-old three-time major winner Vijay Singh looks to earn his spot at Oakmont.Watch live coverage of the US Open on Sky Sports 4 HD from 3pm next Thursday, June 16. 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