Gov. Nathan Deal declares state of emergency for Georgia ahead of Hurricane Florence

Governor Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for the entire state of Georgia, according to 11 Alive News.

“The state is mobilizing all available resources to ensure public safety ahead of Hurricane Florence,” said Gov. 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.”

As Hurricane Florence moves closer to the East Coast, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) is closely monitoring its movement and "is coordinating with our federal, state, local, public and private sector partners to ensure we are ready to respond."

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