(WTVM) - In the wake of Hurricane Irma's impact on Georgia, U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) released additional information on aid and recovery efforts while praising the thorough and direct responses of local, state, and federal preparedness officials.
The senators cautioned that Georgians should only return home after local officials say that it is okay and keep in mind that Hurricane Irma may have ongoing impacts and disruptions to daily activities because of its widespread damage across the state.
Georgia state parks are able to provide shelter for 5,000 individuals.
There are currently more than one million without power across the state. Three deaths have been reported as a result of the storm.
Isakson released the following statement on the storm:
Perdue released the following statement:
Senators Isakson and Perdue urged Georgians to follow guidance from the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency before returning home or to businesses to help prevent additional risks.