Gov. Deal issues emergency declaration for all counties

- Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has issued an emergency declaration for all 159 counties. 

“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.”

COMPLETE COVERAGE: Hurricane Florence

Governor Deal issued the emergency declaration following the National Hurricane Center's 11 a.m. forecast update on Florence. 

MORE: Carolinas make final preparations for powerful Hurricane Florence

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