Governor Nathan Deal has declared a state of Emergency. According to a press release, the governor has declared the state of emergency to free up resources that counties use to prepare for and respond to severe weather.

"At this juncture, we've declared the emergency for the entire state because it's impossible to pinpoint where the weather will hit," says Deal. "Georgia is threatened at least through tomorrow and perhaps into Wednesday. We're prepared now and we'll be ready for recovery should we, God forbid, experience tornado damage or flooding," says the governor.

Gov. Deal recommends following the GEMA twitter feed during the emergency, and downloading the Ready Georgia App to stay tuned to the latest in storm preparations.

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