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Voluntary evacuation issued in Hancock County

Hancock County is issuing a voluntary evacuation for people in low lying areas prone to flooding in heavy rains, and will soon announce the scheduled opening of a shelter, Deputy Civil Defense Director John Albert Evans said.

Tropical Storm Lee is expected to dump 10 or more inches of rain over the Coast over the next few days, "perhaps more, depending on what the storm does," said Harrison County Civil Defense Director Rupert Lacy.