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Gov.Kemp issues state of emergency for severe storm damage

State of Emergency
Posted at 12:56 PM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 13:08:15-04

(WTXL) — Governor Brian Kemp has declared a state of emergency after severe overnight storms caused damage across Georgia.

The executive order was issued on Monday.

"Due to extensive damage, Georgia's network of roads and bridges may be impassable, isolating residences and persons from access to essential public services," the order said in part. "Assistance from the State is necessary to provide for the public's safety, protect private property, and restore the social and economic welfare of the affected counties."

The executive order freed up financial assistance from the state to provide additional resources for citizens as a result of the damage.

Gov. Kemp is headed to Murray County to survey the damage, according to a Tweet.