Georgia Governor Declares State of Emergency

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Written by DEPKES.ORG March 2023

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency Sunday morning after "severe storms and tornadoes" also struck the state.

"As we continue to monitor the weather and work with local partners to address damage throughout the day, I ask all Georgians to join us in praying for those impacted," Kemp said.

The National Weather Service announced Sunday morning that parts of central Georgia and southern Alabama were under tornado watches.

In Georgia, 23 counties were to remain under tornado watches until 1 p.m. ET Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, including cities like Macon, Sparta and Pine Mountain.

The National Weather Service declared a slight risk of excessive rainfall across parts of central Alabama and Georgia, "where the favorable conditions for heavy rainfall are most likely to contribute to the risk for scattered instances of flash flooding."