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Hurricane Irma: Gov. Deal expands state of emergency to all Georgia

Governor Nathan Deal on Sunday issued a state of emergency for all of Georgia’s 159 counties. 

“Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command and ahead of heavy rains, strong wind and potential flooding from Hurricane Irma, Gov. Nathan Deal today expanded the emergency declaration to include an additional 65 counties,” the governor’s office said in a statement. “State government will be closed Monday and Tuesday for all employees except essential personnel.”

September 8, 2017 Atlanta - Gov. Nathan Deal speaks to members of the press during a news conference to provide Hurricane Irma updates and outline the state’s emergency preparedness and response efforts at The Georgia State Capitol on Friday, September 8, 2017. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM (Hyosub Shin/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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