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Kemp Outlines Hurricane Ian Preparations

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Hurricane Ian is currently making its way through Florida.

Georgia’s governor says the state is preparing for Hurricane Ian.

Speaking at the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) Operations Center, Kemp said emergency teams and backup will be available throughout the state.

The state’s Department of Transportation has set all express lanes on I-75 to northbound lanes to support evacuation efforts.

Kemp also said that the state’s visitor and welcome centers are preparing to accommodate evacuees from Florida.

As for Georgians, Kemp reminded residents living in the southern parts of the state to take caution.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Georgia is expected to first see Ian at around 8 AM on Friday as a tropical storm with 65mph winds.