Kemp Declares Statewide State Of Emergency After Storms
Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency following storm damage that occurred across the state in the last 24 hours.
The governor's office is reporting that 177,000 Georgians are still without power. Forty tornado warnings were issued across the state last night.
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"We are praying for those who lost loved ones overnight and the families dealing with severe storm damage," Kemp said. "This morning, I also spoke with FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor, and I greatly appreciate his offer of federal assistance as we work to rebuild and recover from these storms."
WSBTV reporter Tom Regan photographed a house displaced to the middle of a road in Upson County following last night's storms.
Wow. Look at what my colleague @tomreganWSB just drove up to in Upson County. House in the middle of the road. pic.twitter.com/HioIkVkCfa— Justin Gray (@JustinGrayWSB) April 13, 2020
The storms killed at least 18 people in Mississippi, Arkansas and Georgia, and dozens of people have been hospitalized.