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Deal expands state of emergency to include all 159 counties

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Emergency declaration includes additional 65 counties

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.

For more information on hurricane preparedness, visit the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency website here.

Updated 9/9/17 @ 2pm

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