Gov. Kemp issues emergency declaration for Georgia coastal counties in preparation for Hurricane Ian

September 28, 2022

Acting on a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) officials, Gov. Brian P. Kemp issued a State of Emergency order on September 27, 2022 for affected Georgia coastal counties in preparation for Hurricane Ian. As the storm moves through the state beginning on Friday, heavy rainfall and damaging winds will be possible throughout Georgia. The State of Emergency goes into effect at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2022 and will expire at midnight on Friday, October 28, 2022. You can read executive order 09.27.22.01 here.

Due to inclement weather and potential unsafe road conditions, agencies with offices located in Georgia‚Äôs coastal counties are authorized to close such offices as necessary in response to Hurricane Ian. Closures are to be determined by agency heads based on their evaluation of individual agency personnel and their missions. Employees should direct any questions to their agencies.  Please be safe and alert if traveling in the area.



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