Mississippi governor extends Jackson MS water emergency order

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi – 2022-10-30 14:37:15

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has extended the state of emergency over the water crisis in the capital city of Jackson. On the same day the emergency declaration was set to expire, Reeves said the state of emergency he declared on Aug. 30 would remain in place until Nov. 22.

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