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UPDATE: GA Gov. Nathan Deal expands state of emergency for 108 counties

(Source: GA Gov. Nathan Deal's Office)
(Source: GA Gov. Nathan Deal's Office)(Governor's Office)
Updated: Oct. 9, 2018 at 10:03 AM EDT
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(WTVM) - Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for a majority of Georgia’s counties.

The emergency declaration makes all state resources available to local governments within 108 of Georgia’s 159 counties.

The declaration is effective for seven days.

“The state is mobilizing all available resources to ensure public safety ahead of Hurricane Michael,” said Deal. “In light of the storm’s forecasted track, I encourage Georgians in the affected counties to be prepared and remain vigilant. We will continue to monitor Hurricane Michael’s path and GEMA/HS is leading our preparedness efforts. We are also working with federal, state and local officials to provide public shelter and accommodate those evacuating from other states. I ask all Georgians to join me in praying for the safety of our people and all those in the path of Hurricane Michael.”

The 92 effected counties are:

  • Appling
  • Atkinson
  • Bacon
  • Baker
  • Baldwin
  • Ben Hill
  • Berrien
  • Bibb
  • Bleckley
  • Brantley
  • Brooks
  • Bryan
  • Bulloch
  • Burke
  • Calhoun
  • Camden
  • Candler
  • Charlton
  • Chatham
  • Chattahoochee
  • Clay
  • Clinch
  • Coffee
  • Colquitt
  • Cook
  • Crawford
  • Crisp
  • Decatur
  • Dodge
  • Dooly
  • Dougherty
  • Early
  • Echols
  • Effingham
  • Emanuel
  • Evans
  • Glascock
  • Glynn
  • Grady
  • Hancock
  • Houston
  • Irwin
  • Jeff Davis
  • Jefferson
  • Jenkins
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Lanier
  • Laurens
  • Lee
  • Liberty
  • Long
  • Lowndes
  • Macon
  • Marion
  • McIntosh
  • Miller
  • Mitchell
  • Montgomery
  • Muscogee
  • Peach
  • Pierce
  • Pulaski
  • Quitman
  • Randolph
  • Richmond
  • Schley
  • Screven
  • Seminole
  • Stewart
  • Sumter
  • Talbot
  • Tattnall
  • Taylor
  • Telfair
  • Terrell
  • Thomas
  • Tift
  • Toombs
  • Treutlen
  • Turner
  • Twiggs
  • Upson
  • Ware
  • Warren
  • Washington
  • Wayne
  • Webster
  • Wheeler
  • Wilcox
  • Wilkinson
  • Worth  

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