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ATLANTA, GA (WALB) -

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that President Obama approved his request for a major disaster declaration for 39 counties that sustained damage in the February 10-14 winter storm.

According to a release, the declaration allows for the federal government to reimburse 75 percent of eligible expenditures and damage costs.

The 39 counties are: Baldwin, Bulloch, Burke, Butts, Candler, Carroll, Columbia, Coweta, Dade, Emanuel, Fayette, Fulton, Gilmer, Glascock, Hancock, Haralson, Heard, Jasper, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, McDuffie, Meriwether, Monroe, Morgan, Newton, Pickens, Pike, Richmond, Screven, Spalding, Upson, Walker, Warren, Washington, Whitfield and Wilkes counties.

Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Dawson, DeKalb, Forsyth, Paulding, Polk and White counties were included in Deal's request but not granted assistance due to not meeting the per capita threshold of $3.50 per person.

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