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Gov. Nathan Deal issues state of emergency for 6 coastal counties ahead of Hurricane Irma

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for six coastal counties on Wednesday ahead of Hurricane Irma.

Acting on a recommendation from the state’s Emergency Operations Command, Deal issued a state of emergency for Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty and McIntosh counties.

“Ahead of Hurricane Irma, I’ve issued an executive order prohibiting price gouging and waiving rules and regulations for motor vehicles transporting supplies, equipment, personnel, goods and services associated with disaster assistance and relief,” said Deal in a statement. "This state of emergency also ensures aid for the six counties potentially impacted by this catastrophic storm. We will continue monitoring Hurricane Irma’s path in the days ahead and coordinating with our federal, state and local partners. I urge Georgians in the affected counties to remain vigilant and be prepared."

For more information on hurricane preparedness, visit the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency website here.

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