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Franklin County, Pa. officials declare state of emergency

October 27, 2012
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By The Associated Press

On Saturday, Franklin County, Pa., government officials declared a state of emergency to position them to be able to make quick repairs and to buy supplies, according to Dave Donohue, director of emergency services.

"We do want to encourage citizens to be prepared, including making a plan and having their emergency supplies kit," Donohue wrote in an email.

A emergency services drill planned in Shippensurg, Pa., tonight was expected to go on as scheduled.

Donohue warned of 5 to 8 inches of rain, wind and possible tornado activity.

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