Georgia Governor Kemp issues State of Emergency for severe weather damage

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ATLANTA (WJBF) – Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has declared a statewide state of emergency after severe overnight storms caused damage across Georgia.

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“We are praying for those who lost loved ones overnight and the families dealing with severe storm damage. In coordination with private-sector partners, multiple state agencies – including the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, Department of Public Safety, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Transportation, and Georgia Forestry Commission – are working hard to restore power, clear debris, and provide necessary assistance to families across the state,” said Governor Kemp. “This morning, I also spoke with FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor, and I greatly appreciate his offer of federal assistance as we work to rebuild and recover from these storms.”

Overnight, there were forty tornado warnings issued across the state.

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