Mississippi mayor has ‘encouraging call’ with Biden on water crisis | USA TODAY

Following Mississippi’s flooding and water crisis, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said President Biden will help fully with the recovery process.
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Groups across Mississippi rallied Wednesday to support Jackson in beating the sweltering August heat amid the city’s ongoing water crisis, and the federal government is also lending a big hand.

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said at an afternoon news briefing that he had received a pledge of support from President Joe Biden, who the previous night approved Mississippi’s emergency declaration, freeing federal resources to bolster the state’s response.

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