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EBR declares "state of emergency"

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Posted: Jul 23, 2010 11:31 AM by Breanna Biehl
Updated: Jul 23, 2010 12:25 PM
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Topics: State of Emergency, Baton Rouge, EBR, east baton rouge parish, kip holden, mayor-president, hurricane, bonnie, tropical storm

Mayor-President Kip Holden has declared a "state of emergency" for East Baton Rouge Parish, in preparation of Tropical Storm Bonnie.

The declaration allows the city and parish to take quicker action in response to the storm, like paying overtime, arranging for debris cleanup, and stocking supplies.

President Pro-Tem Mike Walker signed the declaration this morning, at the request of Mayor Holden, who is out of town.

Officials say Holden is in communication with city-parish officials and is monitoring the storm.

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