A state of emergency declaration
has been extended for 15 counties Georgia counties, including Screven and
Gov. Nathan Deal extended the
declaration until Wednesday for these areas that require ongoing response
efforts. The declaration extension is for these counties: Baldwin, Burke,
Butts, Columbia, Emanuel, Hancock, Jasper, Jefferson, Jones, Johnson, Pike,
Richmond, Screven, Taliaferro and Washington.
Local emergency management
officials in Richmond County have reported to GEMA.
At least 200 homes in
Richland County have sustained storm-related structural damage, primarily
caused by falling trees, according to Richmond County officials.
Deal has requested that FEMA
conduct individual assessments in this region, beginning in the hardest hit
The federal inspections could start as early as next week.
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