National Guard Begins Operations in Mississippi

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves has declared a state of emergency as water continues to rise in the state as a water treatment facility has shut down. Due to the issue, authorities are distributing water to 180,000 residents. All schools in the area shifted to virtual learning today and a boil water notice was also put into place for the past month due to a water quality problem. Authorities say the water is not safe to drink or use while brushing teeth. The state is also expected to call in the National Guard to help distribute drinking and non-drinking water to residents as crews work to get the water treatment plant back online.