Mississippi Governor Calls State Of Emergency Over Jackson’s Water Shortage


Governor Tate Reeves has officially declared a state of emergency in Jackson, Mississippi. Over 180,000 residents in Jackson and its surrounding communities could go without running water indefinitely. 

This all started from the flooding of Pearl River which caused complications at a major water treatment plant. Many people believe this could have been avoided if the proper money was spent on infrastructure

Missippissi received an estimated $47 million for infrastructure improvements. Jackson only received 6% of that allocated money. 

The mayor of Jackson, Missippissi Chokwe Antar Lumumba is urging residents to leave the town. 

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