Governor Lifts Mandatory Evacuation Order for Six Coastal Counties
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
Acting on a recommendation from the Emergency Operations Command and the Georgia Department of Transportation, Gov. Nathan Deal today lifted the mandatory evacuation order for six coastal counties. Beginning Monday evening through today, GDOT assessment teams deployed in the area completed safety inspections of 49 impacted state bridges. Following the safety determination of each bridge, the state lifted the mandatory evacuation order. This executive order allows local authorities to determine when citizens may return home and issue appropriate guidance.