01.22.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On Tornadoes In Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following information after deadly tornadoes hit south central Georgia, prompting Governor Nathan Deal to issue a state of emergency for the following counties: Atkinson, Berrien, Brooks, Colquitt, Cook, Lowndes, and Thomas.

“Our thoughts go out to the Georgians impacted by these dangerous storms, especially the victims who tragically lost their lives,” said Senator Perdue. “We thank our many first responders, volunteer firefighters, and good Samaritans who continue to help our communities recover. Inclement weather is still possible for our area so please remain alert and contact your local emergency management agency for shelter assistance. My office has been in touch with the Governor’s office and we stand ready to do all we can to assist Georgians in need.”

Helpful Information:

  • To locate a shelter, contact your local Emergency Management Agency (EMA) by selecting your county on GEMA’s EMA map here.  
  • Stay up-to-date on this weekend’s severe weather by visiting the National Weather Service website, click here for more information.
  • Visit the National Weather Service site to be certain whether your county is under a watch, warning or advisory.
  • These tips will help you and your loved ones stay prepared for severe weather while under a tornado watch. 

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