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Tornado clean up continues in south Ruston

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Authorities file declaration of emergency as next step
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Leader photo by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT - Montrel Davis, with Ruston’s Public Works Department, cuts apart a tree lying in the roadway on Grant Avenue.

Lincoln Parish authorities on Monday filed a declaration of emergency in the wake of Saturday’s tornado. The declaration was sent to the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness in Baton Rouge
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“If we don’t (file the declaration), we can’t request any assistance,” Kip Franklin, parish director of homeland security and emergency preparedness, said.

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