Georgia's governor declares a state of emergency

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

GEORGIA (WRDW) -- Gov. Nathan Deal declares a state of emergency in preparation for severe storms that caused damage in states to the west.

“At this juncture, we’ve declared the emergency for the entire state because it’s impossible to pinpoint where the weather will hit,” Deal said. “Georgia is threatened at least through tomorrow and perhaps into Wednesday. We’re prepared now and we’ll be ready for recovery should we, God forbid, experience tornado damage or flooding."

The declaration frees up state resources needed for preparation and response in the counties targeted by the storm.

Deal is recommending people download the Ready Georgia app and follow GEMA on Twitter.

The state of emergency will extend until the threat subsides.

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