SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for 28 counties.
The emergency declaration will take effect immediately and extend through Jan. 5 at midnight.
The counties include: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Candler, Coffee, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Echols, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Jeff Davis, Lanier, Lowndes, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs, Ware and Wayne.
Read the full declaration from Gov. Deal below: