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BREAKING 5-16-08 Gov Jindal Declares State of Emergency for La. from Flooding & Severe WX
Saturday, May 17, 2008 1:11am
BATON ROUGE, LA  (By: Tom Pace, Talk of the Town)  BREAKING WX: UPDATE  4:15pm  5-16-08   Governor Bobby Jindal issued a proclamation today, declaring Louisiana under a "State of Emergency" caused by the recent flooding, tornadoes, and severe weather across the state. (The state of emergency extends from May 14th - June 13th, 2008, unless otherwise terminated sooner.) 

The Governor's proclamation allows the Louisiana National Guard, to continue in active service of the state in order to assist civil authorities in Louisiana and provide such personnel and equipment necessary to protect the citizens and property of the State of Louisiana from the danger of flooding and high wind conditions.

Also under the State of Emergency Proclamation, the Director of the Governorís Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is hereby authorized to undertake any activity authorized by law which he deems necessary and appropriate in response to this declaration.

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