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State of Emergency

PENSACOLA- Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for 26 Florida panhandle and north Florida counties that have been hard-hit by rain.

Scott issued the proclamation early Wednesday and mobilized the Florida National Guard to help.
   
Escambia County spokesman Bill Pearson says fire rescue crews aren't able to respond to some calls early Wednesday because of road flooding around Pensacola.
   
He says some people have climbed into their attics because of rising waters.
The county is moving boats and jet skis from beaches to streets for rescues.
   
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is lending boats and officers to help.
   
The National Guard is sending high-wheeled vehicles to Pensacola on Wednesday to assist with rescues.
   
The governor is expected to arrive at EOC around 12 pm