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9/11/08

State of Emergency Declared for Lubbock

Lubbock Mayor Tom Martin has declared the city to be in a state of emergency. Lubbock County Judge Tom Head has declared Lubbock County to be win a state of emergency as well.

Mayor Martin called this a "centennial event" as this type of flooding occurs in Lubbock once every 100 years. City and county leaders advise drivers to stay off the roads if possible. Certain city & county services, such as trash pickup, will be affected Friday.

Meanwhile, as Lubbock deals with local flooding we do remain on standby to receive hurricane evacuees if needed.

To watch our live interview with Mayor Martin on NewsChannel 11 at 10, click on the streaming video icon above.

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