Georgia governor declares state of emergency in six coastal counties ahead of Irma
ATLANTA, Ga. - Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for six of Georgia's coastal counties ahead of Hurricane Irma.
The counties covered in the state of emergency include Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty and McIntosh County.
“Ahead of Hurricane Irma, I’ve issued an executive order prohibiting price gouging and waiving rules and regulations for motor vehicles transporting supplies, equipment, personnel, goods and services associated with disaster assistance and relief,” said Deal in a statement Wednesday afternoon. "This state of emergency also ensures aid for the six counties potentially impacted by this catastrophic storm. We will continue monitoring Hurricane Irma’s path in the days ahead and coordinating with our federal, state and local partners. I urge Georgians in the affected counties to remain vigilant and be prepared."
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