Gov. Nathan Deal  declared a state of emergency in Georgia due to severe weather just before 11 p.m. on Monday, April 28, according to a report from CBS46. There were severe thunderstorms and a tornado sighting southeast of Atlanta on Monday evening and more severe weather was expected to arrive in the metro around 4 a.m. on Tuesday.

The declaration will free up state resources needed for the preparation and response to storms.

“The state is sending the latest weather information we have available to affected schools districts, so that they can make informed decisions as they plan for tomorrow. I recommend that Georgians download the Ready Georgia app, follow GEMA on Twitter and tune in to media reports as the weather develops.”

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.