Gov. Deal declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Michael

Richmond, Burke, Jenkins, Jefferson, Emanuel, Warren, Glascock counties included

Gov. Deal declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Michael
State of emergency declared for 92 GA counties (Source: Gov. Nathan Deal's office)

ATLANTA (WFXG) - Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for 92 Georgia counties as Hurricane Michael heads up from the Gulf of Mexico. Many of the counties right here in the CSRA are included.

Gov. Deal made the call based on the latest forecast and on recommendation from the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency. The emergency declaration is in effect for 7 days.

Included in the state of emergency 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 and Worth counties.

“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.”

You can click here to read Gov. Deal’s executive order. For more information on hurricane preparedness, visit the GEMA/HS website here.

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