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Senators request federal storm help for GA

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Senator Saxby Chambliss (R) spoke in Camilla, GA Senator Saxby Chambliss (R) spoke in Camilla, GA
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CAMILLA, GA (WALB) -

 Georgia's two U. S. senators sent messages to President Obama Thursday asking for federal help for Georgia areas devastated by tornadoes. 

After Governor Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency in 16 Georgia counties he contacted Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson about an emergency declaration from the federal government.

Chambliss said he quickly asked the President for resources to help Georgia.

"What that will do is not only allow GEMA to come in, but FEMA will come in and provide some resources to those counties," Chambliss said.

At least 14 people were killed by the fierce storms in Georgia.