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Gov Deal Declares State of Emergency for All 159 Counties in Georgia

As the path of Hurricane Florence remains uncertain, Governor Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency Wednesday afternoon for all 159 counties in Georgia.

As the path of Hurricane Florence remains uncertain, Governor Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency Wednesday afternoon for all 159 counties in Georgia.

His office said Wednesday:

“The state is mobilizing all available resources to ensure public safety ahead of Hurricane Florence,” said Deal. “In light of the storm’s forecasted southward track after making landfall, I encourage Georgians to be prepared for the inland effects of the storm as well as the ensuing storm surge in coastal areas. GEMA/HS continues to lead our preparedness efforts as we coordinate with federal, state and local officials to provide public shelter and accommodate those evacuating from other states. Finally, I ask all Georgians to join me in praying for the safety of our people and all those in the path of Hurricane Florence.”

Read the executive order here:

09.12.18.01 Deal executive order

Jessica Szilagyi is a former Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com.

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