The Hours of Service rules have been suspended in Georgia after the Governor declared a state of emergency following severe storms on Tuesday. 

After touring damage in north Bryan County, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed the executive order declaring a state of emergency at 1:15 p.m. on  Wednesday, April 6th. 

The state of emergency is intended to relax hours of service requirements so that resources such as petroleum products, emergency/disaster supplies, agricultural and food products can be brought more freely to and around the state of Georgia during storm relief efforts. 

At least one tornado was confirmed near Savannah and at least one person has died as a result of the storms.

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