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January 15, 2010

GOVERNOR BARBOUR EXPANDS STATE OF EMERGENCY TO
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MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES

Governor Haley Barbour today expanded the State of Emergency include Carroll, Claiborne, Hinds, Lauderdale, Panola, Quitman, Tippah, Tunica, Warren and Wayne counties. The recent winter weather system has caused parts of the state to experience substantial damage to water and road systems and threatens the safety and well-being of the citizens and property throughout the State of Mississippi.

Governor Barbour initially issued a State of Emergency on January 11 for the City of Jackson after freezing temperatures caused the problems in the water system. The city has been without sufficient water pressure for almost one week. In recent days, other Mississippi counties began experiencing similar difficulties, which led to the expanded State of Emergency order.