Gov. Deal – State of emergency declared
Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a “state of emergency” for all of Georgia in response to severe storms rolling through the Southeast.
Deal’s press office released a statement the evening of April 28 saying the statewide declaration is necessary because of the unpredictability of the storm.
“At this juncture, we’ve declared the emergency for the entire state because it’s impossible to pinpoint where the weather will hit,” Deal said in a press release. “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.
“The state is sending the latest weather information we have available to affected schools districts, so that they can make informed decisions as they plan for tomorrow. I recommend that Georgians download the Ready Georgia app, follow GEMA on Twitter and tune in to media reports as the weather develops.”
The state of emergency will remain in effect “until the threat subsides” the press release says.
Earlier on April 28, DeKalb County sent out a bulletin warning residents about the heightened risk of tornadoes.