Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for 30 counties likely to be impacted by Hurricane Irma.
The 30 counties under a state of emergency are: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Coffee, Echols, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glynn, Jenkins, Jeff Davis, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs, Treutlen, Wayne and Ware counties.
The governor also issued a mandatory evacuation order for all areas east of I-95, all of Chatham County and some areas west of I-95 that could be impacted by the potential storm surge from Hurricane Irma. The executive order also authorized up to 5,000 Georgia National Guard members to be on state active duty to support Hurricane Irma response and recovery. The state of emergency prohibits price gouging for all goods and services related to the storm. Read the executive order here
For more information, visit the Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency’s website at www.gema.ga.gov
NFIB has posted a mini-guide to creating a disaster plan for your small business, in the event you don’t have one already. Click here to read i
NFIB has also posted tips on navigating the claims process if your business is damaged by Irma or another natural disaster. Here’s the link