As Hurricane Irma is poised to approach Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal expanded the state’s emergency declaration Sunday to include an additional 65 counties, which means all of Georgia is now under a state of emergency. State government will be closed Monday and Tuesday, with the exception of essential

personnel, according to a news release. Deal will hold a news conference with the latest updates at 6 p.m. The Telegraph will carry the live stream on its Facebook page, facebook.com/telegraphga. The National Weather Service in Peachtree City issued a tropical storm warning Sunday for Macon and is not ruling out that portions of south Georgia could see Irma still at hurricane strength Monday. READ MORE