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Georgia governor apologizes for not being proactive enough dealing with storm

ATLANTA  --  Temperatures in Atlanta have finally crept back to above freezing, melting some of the ice left behind by this week's snow.

Now, Governor Nathan Deal is apologizing for not" being proactive enough" while dealing with the storm,
   
Governor Deal made a statement on Thursday, assuring the state that he was not "looking for a scapegoat."
   
Just the day before, he was pointing fingers elsewhere for the state's lack of preparation.
After complaints over the evacuation plan for Atlanta, the governor said that the National Weather Service gave him the wrong info.

"I accept responsibility for the fact that we did not make preparation early enough to avoid these consequences." 

State Troopers and the National Guard are now helping transport people to their abandoned vehicles...
   
Both Governor Deal and Atlanta's mayor, Kasim Reed, were celebrating at an awards luncheon honoring the mayor when the storm hit.