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Monday June 24th, 2019 2:06PM

Gov. Deal expands state of emergency to 108 counties

By AccessWDUN Staff

As Hurricane Michael makes a quick approach into Georgia, Gov. Nathan deal has increased the number of counties in his state of emergency declaration.

"Based on the latest forecast for Hurricane Michael, I have expanded yesterday’s emergency declaration to include an additional 16 counties," Deal announced on Twitter.

Those additional counties include some considered northeastern counties. They are:

  • Butts
  • Clarke
  • Columbia
  • Elbert
  • Greene
  • Jasper
  • Lamar
  • Lincoln
  • McDuffie
  • Monroe
  • Morgan
  • Oconee
  • Oglethorpe
  • Putnam
  • Taliaferro
  • Wilkes

Follow this link for the original list of counties placed under a state of emergency. 

FEMA officials are warning Georgia residents to take the warnings seriously and take precautions ahead of the storm. 

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