Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. will temporarily shut down plants in Georgia and Alabama to avoid potential damage from Hurricane Irma, Reuters reported.

Hyundai will suspend operations at its plant in Montgomery, Ala., for two days starting at 2:45 p.m. Monday, while Kia will halt operation at its plant in West Point, Ga., for one day starting at 6:45 a.m. Monday.

The move will cause lost production of about 3,000 vehicles, the companies told Reuters.