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BATON ROUGE, La. – In anticipation of a potential impact to Louisiana, Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco has declared a state of emergency as Hurricane Dean continues its progress across the Caribbean Sea. She has also requested a Presidential Emergency Declaration to ensure Federal assets are available to Louisiana prior to the potential landfall of Dean.
The state of emergency extends from Friday, August 17, 2007, through Sunday, September 16, 2007, unless terminated sooner.
Originally posted by djohnsto77
I don't see how declaring a state of emergency at this point is helpful at all.
when the governor finds a disaster or emergency has occurred, or the threat thereof is imminent
1. likely to occur at any moment; impending