Gov. Kemp declares weather-related state of emergency, including Coastal Empire


SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Governor Brian Kemp has declared a state of emergency for all Georgia counties south of Interstate 20, including the Coastal Empire, due to severe weather.

Kemp made the announcement Thursday afternoon ahead of an update on COVID-19.

“The state is working to ensure counties impacted by flooding across Georgia have access to all the resources necessary to respond,” the governor said. “I encourage residents to listen to their local officials and news sources and heed the directions of their local emergency management officials. We will continue to closely monitor this situation.”

He noted that the Georgia Emergency Management Agency will coordinate with counties suffering flooding and other infrastructure issues.

The declaration was made official by an executive order signed Thursday. It will remain in effect through April 4.

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