Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters told AM 1180 on Monday that he plans to ask the EPD and Georgia Foresty for a postponment of the "burn ban" for residents of Chattooga County that live in the area affected by last weekend storms.

Winters said "people who live at Cloudland and Teloga are going to need to do some burning past the May 1st deadling imposed by the state."  Winters said that the extension of the burning permit for those affected by last weekend’s storms would be something that was necessary and said that he did not expect any problems from the state regarding the issue.