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(ATLANTA, GA) Snow is falling in the North Georgia mountains and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) along with more than a dozen state agencies and organizations are closely monitoring these winter weather conditions from the State Operations Center. 

Georgia remains under a State of Emergency for 45 counties for the duration of this winter weather event.

A National Weather Service (NWS) winter storm warning is in effect for more than half the state through Thursday. A wintry mix of rain, snow, sleet, and ice will result in hazardous driving conditions, particularly as temperatures fall below freezing later Tuesday.

A winter storm warning is issued when there is at least an 80 percent chance for winter storm conditions occurring within the next 36 hours.

In anticipation for this winter storm, state agencies began pre-staging equipment and personnel Monday. Shelters and warming centers will open as necessary - information on shelters is available on the GEMA website

Information on how you can prepare, plan and stay informed for winter weather is at this link.  

Prepare

Include adequate clothing and blankets in your Ready kit to keep you warm.

Keep an extra Ready kit in the trunk of your car. In addition to the basic essentials such as food, water and medicines, consider adding an ice scraper, extra blanket, sand for traction and jumper cables.

Make a Plan

Plan to stay inside and make it on your own for at least 72 hours.

Winter storms are often accompanied by power outages. Always exercise caution when using alternative light and heating sources.

Stay Informed

Listen to NOAA Weather Radio and monitor commercial radio, television and the Internet to stay informed of winter weather watches and warnings.

GEMA encourages Georgians to plan, prepare, and stay informed for updates on current and developing weather conditions. For preparedness information, go to their website

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