Gov. Nathan Deal apparently doesn’t want a repeat of what happened the last time a little bit of snow fell on metro Atlanta.
Deal and his spokesman, Brian Robinson, were hitting the airwaves heavy Sunday night, as forecasts continued fluctuating on what the area can expect from this latest winter storm.
On Monday morning, Deal declared a state of emergency for 14 north Georgia counties. And he said he will expand the order to additional counties as conditions warrant.
He’s also set to hold a noon news conference on Monday.
All of this is a way for the governor to get out in front of a weather system that, so far, hasn’t done very much. But Deal, his advisors and Republicans have to know that the state’s chief executive can’t be seen in the retroactive light when it comes to this winter event as they were last time, when a little bit of snow grid-locked an entire metro region for days.