A ‘No fly zone’ has become a reality in Georgia, where Georgia Gov.
Nathan Deal declared a no-fly zone over the state on Tuesday.
Deal said the decision was made after consultations with “leaders of the law enforcement community, local law enforcement, and local emergency management.”
Deal said “all necessary preparations were made” for the move, adding, “the plan was to ensure the safety of Georgia citizens and to ensure that the Georgia Department of Transportation did not have to respond to any emergency, including a large-scale emergency.”
The no-go zones have been around for years and Georgia law enforcement officials have repeatedly been on the scene, as have the state’s airports.
In the past, the move has sparked protests and calls for its elimination, with people protesting the no-fees fee hikes and other changes to the state constitution.
Deal’s proclamation was a significant victory for Georgia law-enforcement officials, who were fighting for the state to move forward with a no fly zone.
The no fly zones have become a controversial policy in Georgia because of their lack of oversight, which is the reason many people have called for their elimination.
The “No Fly” order also includes the designation of specific locations for the military to protect civilians in the event of an emergency.
As we previously reported, the Pentagon and the Federal Aviation Administration have both agreed to use the military’s training facilities to help Georgia prepare for a no attack situation.
Deal was joined in his proclamation by Lt.
Hank Paulson, who also spoke at the announcement.
Georgia Gov Nathan Deal declares a no fliers zone for the Commonwealth of Georgia, March 21, 2021.
Gov Nathan’s proclamation states that, in the interest of public safety and public order, all necessary preparations have been made to ensure: “No fly zones will remain in place for the duration of the emergency, and no person, vehicles, or aircraft will be allowed into the state unless required to do so by law.”
The move is part of a larger effort by the Georgia State Department of Emergency Management to help the state in the wake of the wildfires, which have caused massive damage across the state.
The state’s response to the fires has been swift and effective, with more than 1,400 fires being contained.
The proclamation also says that all emergency response efforts will be coordinated with local, state, and federal law enforcement and that “the Georgia State Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response will coordinate with local agencies in response to potential emergencies, including the Georgia National Guard, Georgia National Police, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.”