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Governor Barbour: Tragedy brings out the best in people

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YAZOO CITY, MS (WLBT) - Governor Haley Barbour was back in his hometown today, reassuring people of all their clean up efforts and helping folks out.

The governor said they are continuing to assess damage in the area. Once they have a better idea of how much damage occurred statewide, they will be asking for a dollar amount from the federal government.

Meanwhile, he commended the efforts of folks around the state. He said this tragedy, Like Katrina, brings out the best in people.

"The volunteers that you see here, people with their four-wheelers and taking a chainsaw to help their neighbor get cut out or the roads get open; it's being replayed everywhere that we've been" said Barbour. "You've gotta be proud of our people."

The governor was also in Choctaw County earlier Sunday, assessing damage in that area.

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