Georgia Governor issues State of Emergency for coastal Georgia

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Governor Nathan Deal has issued a state of emergency for coastal Georgia in advance of Hurricane Irma following a recommendation from the state’s Emergency Operations Command. Under a state of emergency are the six counties of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty and McIntosh.

“Ahead of Hurricane Irma, I’ve issued an executive order prohibiting price gouging and waiving rules and regulations for motor vehicles transporting supplies, equipment, personnel, goods and services associated with disaster assistance and relief,” Deal said in a press release. “This state of emergency also ensures aid for the six counties potentially impacted by this catastrophic storm. We will continue monitoring Hurricane Irma’s path in the days ahead and coordinating with our federal, state and local partners. I urge Georgians in the affected counties to remain vigilant and be prepared.”

To read the executive order, click or tap here here. For information on hurricane preparedness, visit the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency website here.

Although the potential path of Hurricane Irma is not yet known, Walton EMC is urging people in the local area to be prepared for any impact that the storm may have.

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