Gov. Deal issues state of emergency for Georgia

(Source: WGCL)

Governor Nathan Deal has issued a state of emergency for the state of Georgia ahead Florence making landfall.

Deal released the following statement Wednesday afternoon:

“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.”

Senator Butch Miller soon followed suite by issuing a statement on emergency declaration:

“On behalf of the Georgia Senate, I want to emphasis the Governor’s declaration and encourage all of our citizens to take all necessary precautions as Hurricane Florence approaches. We appreciate all of our state agencies tireless efforts to stay prepared for whatever may occur on our shores and inland once the hurricane makes land fall. Please heed the warnings from officials and do not take any unnecessary risks. It is also important that we show hospitality and kindness to evacuees in our state. The safety of our citizens and guests is of the upmost importance and I am encouraged by the preparations that are already in place. The Georgia Senate joins our Governor in praying for the safety of everyone in the path of this historic storm.”

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