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Bracing for Isaac in Mississippi

As hurricane Isaac looms just off the Gulf Coast, along the Mississippi shores residents enjoy the scene before the blast. Isaac could be major test for new emergency systems in the Gulf Coast, seven years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant says they are ready. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MISSISSIPPI GOVERNOR PHIL BRYANT, SAYING: "We have the necessary manpower, materials and equipment. As you see the rain's beginning now, the surf's blowing in. I hope these people will get off the beach and begin to take shelter. Low-lying areas need to evacuate." Rain and high winds are expected to spread into the Gulf Coast region bringing the threat of storm surge and flooding. (SOUNDBITE) (English) KASSIE ANDERSON, RESIDENT, SAYING: "Well our windows are all plywooded up. We have our kit already made up, candles, plywood on the windows, so I think we're good." Isaac killed at least 22 people and caused significant flooding and damage in Haiti and the Dominican Republic before skirting the southern tip of Florida on Sunday.

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