“We have made all of those requests for federal assistance, and I think we’ll see very favorable responses,” said Deal.
Irma slammed into Georgia on Monday, killing at least two people and knocking out power to more than 1.2 million people. Downed trees and flooding cut off scores of roads around the state and left parts of the coast swamped by seawater.
Florida bore the brunt of the storm, which killed at least a dozen people there and left vast parts of the state without power. Millions of evacuees who fled to Georgia and other states began to stream home this week, facing traffic and fuel shortages on their routes.