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Governor extends emergency to 15 counties

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 5:14 PM
Last updated 7:37 PM
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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has extended until Wednesday the state of emergency declaration for 15 counties, including several near Augusta, where severe storm damage requires ongoing response efforts.

According to a news release, the declaration includes: Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Hancock, Jefferson, Johnson, Richmond, Screven, Taliaferro and Washington counties.

Local emergency management officials in Richmond County have reported to GEMA at least 200 homes that have suffered storm-related structural damage, primarily caused by falling trees. The governor has requested that FEMA conduct individual assessments in this region, beginning in the hardest hit areas. Federal officials could begin inspections as early as next week.

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