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Gov. Kemp declares state of emergency after touring storm damage

Published: Apr. 6, 2022 at 2:42 PM EDT
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BRYAN COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency after touring storm damage in the state.

The governor toured damage in north Bryan County around lunchtime on Wednesday. At 1:15 p.m., he signed the executive order declaring a state of emergency.

A primary purpose of a state of emergency order is to change certain rules and regulations for trucking to free up resources around the state to be brought to impacted areas.

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