State leaders want Georgia to be prepared the next time an emergency hits, but some lawmakers say better preparation may come with a hefty price. State Senator Jason Carter says Georgia’s governor needs more power in an emergency. The Decatur Democrat took to the well of the state senate Friday to address the state’s handling of two inches of snow that gridlocked interstates Tuesday and left thousands of people stranded.
Georgia is lending a hand in the emergency recovery and cleanup effort from the effects of Hurricane Irene along the East Coast. Over the weekend, Fort Stewart sent nine of its Black Hawk helicopters to New York state. And Georgia Power and Georgia EMC's sent crews up the East Coast to help in restoring electricity in affected.