Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has already declared a state of emergency in preparation for Hurricane Dorian

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Hurricane Dorian is still days away from making landfall, but Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has already declared a state of emergency in the counties expected to be hardest hit by the storm.

Ahead of Hurricane Dorian, Kemp has issued two Executive Orders. One executive order declares a State of Emergency in twelve counties — Brantley, Bryan, Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, and Wayne.

The second executive order suspends restrictions on hours of commercial vehicle operation and vehicle height, weight, and length thresholds to assist in storm preparation, response, and recovery.

At 1 p.m. Thursday, Kemp and state emergency management officials held a press conference that was streamed via Facebook Live about Hurricane Dorian and storm preparation.

Over the next few days as officials monitor Hurricane Dorian you can visit Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security, call 1-800-TRYGEMA (1-800-879-4362), or follow @GeorgiaEMA and @GovKemp for regular updates.

You can read Kemp’s executive order below:

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