The Savannah St. Patrick's Day parade and festival have been postponed, Mayor Van Johnson said Wednesday.
The festival was scheduled for the weekend, Friday evening through Sunday, while the parade was set for Tuesday, March 17.
"St. Patrick's is synonymous with Savannah," Johnson said, stressing that officials did not make this decision lightly. "Emotions are high. That's understandable. We get it. But in the end, public safety has to come first."