State of emergency expanded in Georgia ahead of Hurricane Irma


As Hurricane Irma continued its northern trek through Florida on Sunday, Gov, Nathan Deal expanded a state of emergency to all of Georgia‚Äôs 159 counties.

An emergency declaration was already in place for 94 counties. In addition to the expansion, Deal announced that the state government would be closed Monday and Tuesday for all employees except essential personnel.

  • Georgia officials, residents and evacuees are keeping a close watch on Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in the Florida Keys early Sunday morning as a Category 4 storm.
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