Deal addresses Irma recovery efforts

Deal addresses Irma recovery efforts

September 12th, 2017 by Staff Report in Breaking News

FILE - In this March 28, 2016 file photo, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal speaks during a news conference in Atlanta. Tuesday, Nov. 8 presidential results and Georgians’ rejection of a proposed amendment to the state constitution are already having an effect on the upcoming legislative session. Health care and education issues were expected to dominate 2017 at the Capitol. But key policymakers say discussions about expanding Medicaid in Georgia are likely on hold. Deal says he’s mulling options after voters rejected allowing a state takeover of some schools. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Photo by The Associated Press /Times Free Press.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is holding a news conference this morning to outline the state's response and recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma. 

As the storm tracked north Monday, three people were killed in Georgia and flooding and outages were reported across the state. 

School was canceled in communities around the state, and more than 1.2 million customers there were without power this morning.

This is a developing story.