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Deal declares state of emergency for 14 counties
Order targets North Georgia; governor will expand scope as Winter Storm Warning spreads
Following the Winter Storm Warning, Gov. Nathan Deal this morning declared a state of emergency for 14 North Georgia counties: Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Pickens, Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Cherokee, Forsyth, Hall, Banks and Jackson counties.
Deal will expand the order to additional counties as conditions warrant. He’ll provide additional information at his noon news conference in the governor’s office, following his briefing with the Operations Committee. News releases on additional actions will follow later today. For the most up-to-date announcements, please follow the governor on Twitter, @GovernorDeal.