MS governor declaring a state emergency due to the anticipation of the tropical storms in the gulf

MS governor declaring a state emergency due to the anticipation of the tropical storms in the gulf
Gov. Tate Reeves declares a state of emergency in anticipation of the tropical storm systems in the Gulf of Mexico. (WHBQ)

JACKSON, Miss. — Governor Tate Reeves has declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the tropical storm systems in the Gulf of Mexico, he said in a press conference.

Tropical Storms Marco and Laura are approaching the coastal areas in the Gulf of Mexico and could potentially affect the coasts of Mississippi.

The governor said that shelter space is limited due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus and not all of the shelters can have pets, the governor said.

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Shelters can only have about 50 to 60 percent capacity.

Tropical Storm Laura is what the MEMA Director Greg Michel is most worried about because that storm has the potential to become a hurricane.

Officials want you to make sure you watch the weather as they monitor the weather.

The Mississippi National Guard is ready to deploy to help with any impending storms this season for humanitarian efforts, said Major General Durr Boyles.