Jackson, Mississippi, water crisis: Repairs have begun at the sewage treatment plant, but residents still have no clean water

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is optimistic that water will be restored to residents this week, he told CNN on Wednesday. “But there’s a huge mountain to climb to get there,” he added. A rental pump installed Wednesday at the sewage treatment plant will help add an additional 4 million gallons of water per day … Read more

What it’s like to try to survive without water in Jackson, Mississippi

CNN — Most people in the United States take it for granted that when you turn on a tap, you get clean water. Residents of Jackson, Mississippi are now facing what happens when There is no water for drinking, cooking, washing or even flushing the toilet. The capital of Mississippi has long had a water … Read more

Jackson, Mississippi, water crisis leaves residents without running water, hospital without air conditioning and schools displaced in line

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves said the capital’s main water treatment facility began to fail on Monday, meaning it couldn’t produce enough water to fight the fires, reliably flush toilets and meet other critical needs. Cassandra Welchlin, a mother of three, told CNN her children are out of school and have had to buy water for … Read more

Jackson, Mississippi, Water: Governor Tate Reeves will declare an emergency due to the failure of the city’s main water facility

The governor said he would declare a state of emergency for the state’s largest city and state officials are scrambling to start distributing water to 180,000 residents. The city’s struggling water system was plagued with problems for years. In February 2021, a winter storm close Jackson’s entire water system, leaving tens of thousands of residents … Read more

Mississippi governor declares state of emergency amid massive flooding

CNN — Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency On Saturday, as weather and emergency management officials now anticipate the Pearl River Ridge in Jackson on Monday – about 24 hours earlier than originally expected – after record rainfall this week. “If the forecast proves accurate, the Pearl River is expected to crest … Read more

Mississippi weather: A train is derailed and roads are washed out after torrential rains in the region

CNN — Wading through thigh-deep water, dozens of nursing home residents clung to a rope stretched across a flooded parking lot on Wednesday as they were evacuated from a Mississippi nursing home. Residents, aided by firefighters, volunteers and state troopers, passed submerged cars as they departed by school bus from the Peach Tree Village assisted … Read more

Grand jury refuses to indict woman in Emmett Till murder

1 out of 2 FILE – In this 1955 file photo, Carolyn Bryant poses for a photo. A Mississippi grand jury has refused to indict the white woman, Carolyn Donham, known as Carolyn Bryant, whose accusation sparked the lynching of black teenager Emmett Till nearly 70 years ago, despite the revelations about an unissued arrest … Read more