Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency starting at Noon Thursday for 56 counties ahead of the expected impact of Hurricane Hermine.
“We are working to ensure counties in south, central and coastal Georgia have access to the state resources necessary to prepare and respond when Tropical Storm Hermine enters Georgia. Our Emergency Operations Command will continue closely monitoring this storm and additional counties may be included in this declaration as needed.” Deal said in his declaration.
All of the Georgia counties in the First Coast News viewing area are part of the state of emergency.
Georgia's Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is coordinating disaster preparation efforts in potentially impacted areas. Other agencies involved in the planning including the Department of Transportation, Department of Public Safety, and the Department of Natural Resources.