Pascagoula leaders declare a state of emergency

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - With Tropical Storm Karen churning in the Gulf of Mexico, Pascagoula leaders are taking no chances.  They met on Friday morning and declared a state of emergency.

This declaration gives the city the authorization it needs to make any pre-storm preparation plans.

Several other cities across the coast will meet on Friday and make the same declaration.

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