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Reeeves declares State of Emergency for impending Gulf storms

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Projected paths of tropical storms Laura and Marco (images courtesy National Hurricane Center)

Saturday, Gov. Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency in response to Tropical Storm Laura and Tropical Storm Marco, which are expected to make landfall early next week.

“This has happened 10 times since 1869 that two storms are anticipated to hit the United States of America within a one-week period,” Reeves said during a news conference Saturday morning.

“Both of these storms have a number of landmasses that they have to likely go over, and we know that that brings significant lack of predictability,” he added. “We have a lot to learn about these storms over the next two or three days before we know for sure exactly what’s going to occur.”

View the signed State of Emergency declaration here.

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