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Jackson, Mississippi, mayor declares state of emergency amid boil-water advisory

Posted on AllSides December 28th, 2022
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Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba declared a local state of emergency Tuesday after cold weather damaged the Mississippi capital's water system last week.

Jackson -- long plagued with water problems -- issued a boil-water advisory on Christmas Day until further notice because of the broken system.

Describing the situation as the "worst case scenario," Lumumba called on city residents to report leaks to aid in repair efforts and to shut off water taps to preserve water pressure.

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