He also expanded a state of emergency to 30 counties.That order goes into effect on Saturday.
Gov. Deal is expanding his emergency declaration to 24 additional counties, with a total of 30 counties now included in a state of emergency.
Tens of thousands of people have joined an event advertised on Facebook in which gun owners shoot at the category 4 hurricane bearing down on the southern U.S. state of Florida, the Independent reported on Saturday.
The latest projected track of Hurricane Irma has the powerful storm shifting to the west, with the center of the storm moving from Florida into Georgia, not SC.
Read the executive order here. She said she’s prepared her home, pets and vehicle for potential impacts of Hurricane Irma. “I encourage all Georgians in our coastal areas that could be impacted by this storm to evacuate the area as soon as possible”. Local agencies have not issued an evacuation order for her county but she said she’s taking the storm seriously.
A map of mandatory evacuation areas and a list of local emergency management authorities are attached.
Please see below for resources and updates from each of the state agencies.
GEMA/HS is coordinating disaster preparedness efforts along with the Georgia Department of Defense, the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Georgia Department of Public Safety.