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- Executive order, 2016 January0 4a
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- [Atlanta, GA] : State of Georgia, 2016-010-4
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THE STATE OF GEORGIA
BY THE GOVERNOR:
WHEREAS: WHEREAS: WHEREAS:
The National Hurricane Center forecasts Hurricane Matthew will travel dangerously close to the southeastern region of the State of Georgia; and
The National Hurricane Center forecasts, through its five (5) day cone model, Hurricane Matthew will likely produce excessive rainfall and damaging winds, causing extensive flooding, fallen trees and the closure of numerous roads in Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, Long, Mcintosh, and Wayne Counties; and
The network of coastal and rural roads may be rendered impassable in many areas of the impacted counties, isolating residences and farms from access to essential public services; and
The assistance oftbe government ofthe State of Georgia is necessary to protect the public health, preserve the safety of the public, keep property damage to a minimum and restore the social and economic welfare of impacted counties; and
In light of these circumstances and with tbe authority vested in the Governor by virtue of Article 3, Section 38-3-51 of the Georgia Emergency Management Act of 1981, as amended to issue reasonable orders, rules and regulations deemed necessary to protect public health, safety and welfare, and bring the emergency situation under control within the acknowledged limitations of the powers of the Governor.
NOW THEREFORE, PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME AS GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, IT IS HEREBY
That a State of Emergency exists in the following counties: Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Libetty, Long, Mcintosh, and Wayne Counties.
IT IS FURTHER
That all resources of the State of Georgia be made available to assist in preparation, response and recovery activities in the above mentioned counties, and the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency activate the Georgia Emergency Operations Plan.
This Executive Order shall be valid for a period of seven (7) days, beginning on October 5, 2016, and ending at 11:59pm on October 12,
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