Gov. Deal Declares State of Emergency for South Georgia Counties

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Following the assessment from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMHSA) officials and local Emergency Management Agencies (EMA), Gov. Nathan Deal is declaring a state of emergency for four South Georgia counties affected by a tornado this week. The counties include Calhoun, Mitchell, Baker and Dougherty.

“The state is making all resources available to our local partners to assist with damage assessment, cleanup and restoration efforts,” said Deal. “We will continue working with GEMHSA and local EMAs to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents in the affected areas.”

Read the executive order here.