Mayor Lumumba says, “Get out now.”

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“Get out now.”

That was the message from Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba to residents of low-lying areas in Jackson during a Saturday press conference at the Jackson Command Center.

Moments after Gov. Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency for Jackson and areas affected by recent flash and thunderstorms as well as areas expected to be flooded by the Pearl River that is now projected to crest at 36 feet on Monday morning, some 24 hours earlier than originally estimated, Lumumba said, “If you are able to get out of your home, do it now.”

“The daylight hours we have left to…

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