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Hurricane evacuation

Transportation officials from Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama talked this morning about how to improve evacuation in the event of a hurricane. Mississippi allows Louisiana residents to use its interstates to get out of harm's way. However, during Hurricane Gustav last fall, they discovered the plans need to be tweaked. Louisiana residents now will have to drive further than they have in the past before they're allowed to exit the interstate. Mississippi officials said if they get off too soon, they may not be out of harm's way, and it also causes traffic to bottleneck in some of the coastal counties.

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