Gov. Nathan Deal has added 43 more counties to the state of emergency, so it now includes 88 counties in Georgia.
The state of emergency issued Monday included: Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Chattooga, Gordon, Floyd, Bartow, Polk, Paulding, Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Barrow, Haralson, Carroll, Douglas, DeKalb, Clarke, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Wilkes, Walton, Rabun, Habersham, Stephens, Franklin, Hart, Madison, Elbert, Lincoln, Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Pickens, Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Cherokee, Forsyth, Hall, Banks and Jackson counties.
The emergency was expanded to include these counties: Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Burke, Butts, Clayton, Columbia, Coweta, Crawford, Emanuel, Fayette, Glascock, Greene, Hancock, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Jones, Laurens, McDuffie, Meriwether, Monroe, Morgan, Newton, Peach, Pike, Putnam, Richmond, Rockdale, Screven, Spalding, Taliaferro, Treutlen, Troup, Twiggs, Upson, Warren, Washington and Wilkinson counties.
Deal will expand the order to additional counties as conditions warrant. For the most up-to-date announcements, please follow the governor on Twitter, @GovernorDeal.
Meteorologist John Wetherbee said that around here it still looks like just a cold rain in Savannah with a real ice storm threat for our northern counties.
He said the models are gaining a better consistency run-to-run for this event. The only real question still remains how far south the cold air will be pushed on the edge of a developing cool wedge of high pressure. That's where the heaviest freezing rain will occur. And that causes issues with the timing of different winter-types of precipitation too. He said it would only take a "nudge" of that cold air a little farther south to set-up a whole new package of weather dynamics.
Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has declared a state of emergency in the Palmetto
State. The declaration allows more state resources to be mobilized.
also activates the emergency operations plan for state agencies to work
together if counties need more resources.
South Carolina Emergency Management Division and members of the State Emergency
Response Team have activated the South Carolina Emergency Operations Center at
Operation Condition 3, which means that a disaster or emergency situation is
Haley has ordered all state government offices to
follow county government closing decisions.
In South Carolina, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division is advising drivers to stay off the roadways and to monitor weather forecasts for the latest conditions.
Get government closings information at scemd.org.
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