Mississippi town still faces urgent water crisis weeks after storm

It has been 16 days since winter storms knocked out Jackson’s water system, with 10,000 residents still without water and the entire city under a boil water advisory.
1:21 | 03/04/21

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Transcript for Mississippi town still faces urgent water crisis weeks after storm
Now to the you have gent water crisis in Mississippi. Many residents of Jackson have been without water for more than two weeks since that historic storm ripped through the south. The freezing cold temperatures causing dozens of water main breaks and Victor Oquendo is live in Jackson with the latest this morning. Good morning, Victor. Reporter: Good morning, Michael. From outside of Jackson's main source of water and frustration. This is their water treatment plant. While they have made some progress yesterday they were forced to shut down again because of some debris that was blocking the flow of water. They've got it back up and running but far from 100%. A lot of problems that still need to be tackled. More than two weeks since the storms crippled the region, states like Texas, Mississippi, even Tennessee weren't ready and just don't have the infrastructure to handle that kind of cold. Water mains breaking in the freezing temperatures. Jackson's outdated water system got knocked out about 16 days ago and many have not gotten their water back. Tens of thousands still without running water mostly in predominantly black south Jackson unable to take a south, brush their teeth or take a shower. Public works crews have been busy repairing the 100 reported water main breaks but keep getting setbacks like the shutdown yesterday and unfortunately no real time line for when the water will be restored or when the boil water advisory will be lifted. Guy. What a tough situation down there.

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