Gov. Kemp Issues State of Emergency After Storms

Governor Brian Kemp has declared a state of emergency following last night’s heavy storms that led to severe weather damage.

"We are praying for those who lost loved ones overnight and the families dealing with severe storm damage. In coordination with private-sector partners, multiple state agencies - including the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, Department of Public Safety, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Transportation, and Georgia Forestry Commission - are working hard to restore power, clear debris, and provide necessary assistance to families across the state," Governor 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."

The release goes on to state that more than 177,000 Georgians were without power Monday morning, April 13. There were also 40 tornado warnings issued across the state.