Flood mitigation in Mississippi a matter of equity?

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi Clarion Ledger – 2022-09-19 21:07:39

Jimmie E. Gates

Last in a three-part series

Anderson Jones Sr. has nightmares whenever there’s a downpour.

Three years after his home flooded in the historic south Delta of 2019, Anderson has still not been able to return to his home, which is gutted and infested with mold.

The promised federal assistance never came.

“There is no place like home,” Jones said at a meeting Aug. 24 with Democratic U. S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, FEMA and other federal officials. Officials gathered with about 500 people at the 600-seat South Delta High School auditorium…

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