Jackson officials said Tuesday they enthusiastically welcome Monday’s emergency declaration by Gov. Tate Reeves providing state resources to address the city’s water crisis.
“I want to state emphatically we are grateful for the assistance,” Mayor Chokwe Lumumba said during Tuesday afternoon press conference.
Lumumba described his meeting Monday with officials from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the state Department of Health as “very productive” and said, “I firmly believe the residents of Jackson are worthy of this support.”
Reeves on Monday said the state…