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Barbour declares state of emergency

JACKSON – Gov. Haley Barbour today declared a State of Emergency in several Mississippi counties that will be impacted by severe tropical weather in the Gulf of Mexico.

The counties affected include: George, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Marion, Pearl River and Stone counties and other affected areas.

“Do not underestimate the impact of this system of tropical weather,” Gov. Barbour said. “While it is not a hurricane, this weather system is expected to cause tremendous flooding. Make preparations now to protect your family and your property.”