State of Emergency declared for south Georgia counties

May 3, 2007

Yesterday, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue declared a state of emergency in several south Georgia counties due to the wildfires that continue to burn there.

Counties included in the declaration are: Atkinson, Bacon, Berrien, Brantley, Bryan, Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Coffee, Echols, Effingham, Glynn, Lanier, Liberty, Long, Lowndes, McIntosh, Pierce, Ware, and Wayne.

Gov. Perdue also signed an executive order for the entire state lifting restrictions on lumber trucks to accommodate the emergency removal of burnt timber.

Read the declaration of the State of Emergency.

Read Perdue's Executive Order concerning logging trucks. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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