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Governor declares state of emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Barry

Governor Phil Bryant signs emergency declaration ahead of Barry (Courtesy)

Governor Phil Bryant on Friday declared a state of emergency because of the effects expected from the arrival of Tropical Storm Barry.

Posted: Jul 12, 2019 8:57 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Governor Phil Bryant on Friday declared a state of emergency because of the effects expected from the arrival of Tropical Storm Barry.

The declaration allows state resources to be used for responding to and recovering from the storm.

State emergency management is monitoring Barry from Mississippi's emergency operations center.

Barry could affect the Magnolia State as early as Saturday even though landfall is expected along the Louisiana coast.

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