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Flaggs declares emergency, sets curfew ahead of Delta’s arrival

Mayor George Flaggs has declared an emergency and set a midnight to 7 a.m. curfew for the city of Vicksburg in anticipation of Hurricane Delta.

“The reason we’re doing this on the front end is so of we have an emergency and need to get contracts we can do so without having to go out for bids,” Flaggs said.

State bid laws allow local governments in certain situations to declare an emergency and bypass going out for bids for certain services.

Flaggs said the curfew is set for the period when Delta is expected to hit the area.

“This is for safety,” he said. “People don’t need to be out in the storm. This will allow the police to patrol the city and the neighborhoods and keep the city safe.”

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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