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Tropical Storm Edouard to hit

August 05, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Tropical Storm Edouard was expected to come ashore this morning anywhere from western Louisiana to Port O'Connor, Texas.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry issued a disaster declaration for 17 counties that could be in Edouard's path.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a statewide emergency. Cameron Parish told up to 3,000 residents to evacuate low-lying coastal areas that are prone to flooding. Vermilion Parish advised people in mobile homes or FEMA trailers along the coast to leave.

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