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Mississippi governor declares state of emergency

2 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago Friday, April 19 2019 Apr 19, 2019 April 19, 2019 9:27 PM April 19, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: Bryce Jones / Twitter
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is declaring the state's second state of emergency in less than a week due to tornadoes.
The Republican governor issued the proclamation Friday, a day after tornadoes swept across the state. The storms are blamed for three deaths in Mississippi - two men who were driving and a third man crushed by a tree he was cutting up after the severe weather struck.
The proclamation will speed state resources to affected areas. Among the hardest-hit areas is the town of Morton, about 30 miles east of Jackson.

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