Ahead of Irma, State of emergency declared in six Georgia counties
Six Georgia counties are in a state of emergency after a Wednesday declaration by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal in preparation for Hurricane Irma.
The affected counties include Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty and McIntosh.
The order comes after a recommendation issued by the state's Emergency Operations Command in anticipation of Hurricane Irma.
“Ahead of Hurricane Irma, I’ve issued an executive order prohibiting price gouging and waiving rules and regulations for motor vehicles transporting supplies, equipment, personnel, goods and services associated with disaster assistance and relief,” said Deal in the release. "This state of emergency also ensures aid for the six counties potentially impacted by this catastrophic storm. We will continue monitoring Hurricane Irma’s path in the days ahead and coordinating with our federal, state and local partners. I urge Georgians in the affected counties to remain vigilant and be prepared."