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Gov. Brian Kemp declares state of emergency for South Georgia

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Posted at 4:17 PM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 18:28:20-05

ATLANTA (WTXL) — Governor Brian Kemp has declared a state of emergency for all Georgia counties south of I-20 due to severe flooding and inclement weather.

The action will help those counties gain access to more state resource to cope with the "fallout.”

"We've got some road issues and infrastructure issues that we're seeing because of the level of rainfall that we've had and flooding that's going on," Kemp said. "We're working with GEMA to ensure that these communities have all the tools and resources that they need to deal with the fallout."

Gov. Kemp says the state will continue to keep the public updated on recovery operations. The state of emergency declaration will remain until futher notice.

This is a breaking news story. We will update with additional details shortly.