GEORGIA - Based on
the latest 11 a.m. forecast for Hurricane Florence and acting on a
recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency officials, Gov. Nathan Deal today issued an emergency declaration for
all 159 counties in Georgia.
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
more information on hurricane preparedness, visit the GEMA/HS website here.