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Gov. Deal declares state of emergency

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency in Georgia due to severe weather.

The declaration will free up state resources needed for the preparation and response to storms.

"At this juncture, we've declared the emergency for the entire state because it's impossible to pinpoint where the weather will hit," Deal said. "Georgia is threatened at least through tomorrow and perhaps into Wednesday. We're prepared now and we'll be ready for recovery should we, God forbid, experience tornado damage or flooding."

"The state is sending the latest weather information we have available to affected schools districts, so that they can make informed decisions as they plan for tomorrow. I recommend that Georgians download the Ready Georgia app, follow GEMA on Twitter and tune in to media reports as the weather develops."

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