Special to SEGAZINE
Following a snowstorm last week, which stranded large numbers of motorists and a number of school children, Gov. Deal announced Monday he will create a more than 25-person task force to help make sure a similar situation does not occur in the future. The task force is made up meteorologists, school leaders, lawmakers and state department heads, including the Georgia Department of Emergency Management. The state also wants to start an alert system similar to “Amber alerts” to help residents know when there is severe weather. The state also plans to update Georgia’s emergency weather app.