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Updated: Tue, 29 Apr 2014 06:15:36 EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Most of Georgia is under a tornado watch as menacing storms push across the state.

The National Weather Service has placed 89 Georgia counties under a tornado watch until 11 o'clock this morning. Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency, freeing up state resources for storm response.

FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An emergency management official says two additional deaths have been reported in southern Tennessee from a storm system that's spawned deadly tornadoes as it moves across the South. At least 11 people in the South have been killed, bringing the overall death toll from two days of severe weather to at least 28.

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is offering tips to homeowners who may be faced with property damage after severe weather crosses the state. Hudgens says standard homeowner's insurance policies usually cover damage from high winds and tornadoes, but they don't cover damage from flooding.

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign several different bills into law during ceremonies in Atlanta today. Deal is expected to sign legislation establishing the Zell Miller Grant, which would cover tuition for technical college students who are eligible for the HOPE Grant and maintain a 3.5 GPA.

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