Gov. Nathan Deal on Sunday has expanded the state of emergency to include the entire state of Georgia.
"Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command and ahead of heavy rains, strong wind and potential flooding from Hurricane Irma, Gov. Nathan Deal today expanded the emergency declaration to include an additional 65 counties. The state of emergency now includes all 159 counties in Georgia. State government will be closed Monday and Tuesday for all employees except essential personnel," according to a statement of the governor's website.
The latest track takes Irma straight up through Florida over the weekend, starting as a category 4. As the weekend progresses, the storm should weaken as it stays over land, moving north. Irma is projected to drop down to a category one as it reaches south Georgia Monday. While we will have an impact here, it will be much less than what south Florida sees.
Ga. National Guard Adj. Gen. Joseph Jarrard announced a series of military evacuation, including moving the Robins AFB J-STARS to Tinker AFB in Oklahoma.
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