Kilgore declares state of emergency

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City of Kilgore Release:

City of Kilgore Mayor R.E. Spradlin has declared a State of Emergency in response to a severe weather event.

This major event has caused widespread flooding, rescue situations, and the displacement of homeowners. The City is requiring mandatory evacuations of homeowners and businesses that have experienced flooding and requesting evacuations of homes that are near the flooded area.

Another round of severe weather is expected to come through Kilgore in the early afternoon hours. Displaced homeowners are recommended to relocate to shelters or hotels at this time. Check City of Kilgore website or Facebook page for information regarding shelter locations.

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