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State Of Emergency, Curfew Declared Amid Ferguson Protests – 17 August 2014

RT logoMissouri governor has declared state of emergency and set curfew in Ferguson suburb where a black teenager Michael Brown was shot dead by police last weekend, sparking week-long mass protests.

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“The eyes of the world are watching. This is the test of whether a community, this community, any community, can break the cycle of fear, distrust and violence, and replace them with peace, strength and, ultimately, justice,” Governor Jay Nixon said in his speech at a church near Ferguson.

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State Of Emergency, Water Ban Issued In West Virginia Over Chemical Leak – 10 January 2014

RT logoWest Virginia governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced a state of emergency in nine counties on Thursday, following a chemical spill into the Elk River, prompting a water ban that is reported to impact 300,000 customers.

Local residents are urged not to drink, bathe, or cook with the water from their taps. Water use has only been permitted for flushing or fire emergencies.

West Virginia American Water customers in Boone, Lincoln, Cabell, Kanawha, Jackson, Clay, Logan, Roane and Putnam counties are included in the state of emergency, according to WSAZ.

“If you are a customer of West Virginia American Water, please do not drink, bathe, or cook, or do laundry using the water at this time. Please only use the water for sanitary reasons like flushing and fire protection,” said a voicemail from the Kanawha county emergency services received by locals.

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