Dear Mr. President:
We write in full support of Governor Nathan Deal's request for an emergency declaration for the state of Georgia in anticipation of Hurricane Michael. As the current projections indicate, this major hurricane will significantly impact Georgia communities, and we urge you to approve requests to ensure that full federal resources are made available for counties currently under the declaration and those that may be determined to be in need of emergency federal assistance in the coming days.
Hurricane Michael has been classified as a Category 3 hurricane and will cause incredible devastation to portions of the Gulf Coast of the United States. Given the potential catastrophic impact that this hurricane may have on Georgia, the state and federal government must work together in order to help reduce the potential loss of life and destruction of property. As we recently witnessed with Hurricane Florence in North Carolina and South Carolina, preparation and up-front resources are paramount in mitigating the impacts of the storm and providing quick response in its aftermath.
We thank you for your support and ask for your continued support and assistance in providing the resources necessary to ensure the safety of Georgians.