States of emergency declared in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia
Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia are in a state of emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Ian.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued a state of emergency on Tuesday and the governors of the other three states issued statements on Wednesday. The exemptions allow states to deploy emergency resources to prepare for possible severe weather in the days ahead.
“Hurricane Ian is a large and powerful storm, and current forecasts indicate that it could affect parts of Virginia later this week into early next week,” Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin said in his announcement.
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“We want to make sure our communities have the resources they need to respond and recover from any possible effects of the storm.
In North Carolina and Georgia, executive orders also prohibit price gouging.
“While we do not yet know exactly how this storm will affect our state, it is clear that this will be a major rain event for large parts of North Carolina and now is the time for people to prepare,” the governor of North Carolina said. North, Roy Cooper.
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster urged residents to “plan and be prepared for every contingency.”