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Gov. Deal lifts mandatory evacuation for 6 coastal counties

Tropical storm lengthens daily commute

Telegraph photographer's usual ten minute commute to work stretched to 30 minutes thanks to Tropical Storm Irma.
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Telegraph photographer's usual ten minute commute to work stretched to 30 minutes thanks to Tropical Storm Irma.

Following the exit of Tropical Storm Irma in Georgia, Governor Nathan Deal has lifted the mandatory evacuation order for six coastal counties.

According to a news release, GDOT assessment teams completed safety inspections of 49 impacted state bridges in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty and McIntosh counties.

Following the safety determination of each bridge, the state lifted the mandatory evacuation order, allowing local authorities to determine when citizens may return home.

While chasing a lead at the RiverWalk, reporter Chuck Williams stumbled upon Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera. Rivera was chasing Tropical Storm Irma's path through Columbus when he saw two men jump into the river. Listen to his reaction here.

Mariya Lewter: 478-744-4364, @mariyaclewter

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