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Kemp declares state of emergency for 92 counties ahead of Elsa's arrival

By AccessWDUN Staff

As Tropical Storm Elsa encroaches on Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp issued a state of emergency Tuesday affecting 92 counties in middle, south and southeast Georgia in preparation for the storm. 

The portion of the Georgia coast south of Brunswick is under a tropical storm warning. Forecasters with the National Weather Service expect Elsa to bring tropical storm conditions with sustained winds of 40 mph to 50 mph in parts of southeast Georgia. Tropical storm winds will likely occur as far north as Savannah, arriving sometime during the day Wednesday. A tropical storm watch is posted for the northern portion of the Georgia coast and most of the South Carolina coast, with storm conditions a possibility in those areas through early Thursday. 

The impact on Central and North Georgia is expected to be minimal at this point. 

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