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Jackson, MS Residents Take To Twitter Amid Water Crisis: "Our Mayor Thinks He's Drake"

Jackson, MS Residents Take To Twitter Amid Water Crisis: “Our Mayor Thinks He’s Drake”

Jackson, MS Water Crisis Getty Images

Jackson, MS Water Crisis Getty Images

After more than 150,000 people were left without drinking water Tuesday morning, residents of Jackson, MS took to Twitter to express their frustrations with the city’s water system.

When officials tried to hand out bottled water, they described the task as an “enormously complicated task” as they tried to come up with a plan to solve the problem.

For years, the city of more than 163,000 people, more than 80% of whom are black, has struggled with aging infrastructure and a lack of resources to produce an adequate system.

They had to boil water for the last month due to “cloudy samples” reports the New York Times.

Neighbors expressed their concern on social media.

One person tweeted:

Another person tweeted:

This week, the situation became very clear that the system was deteriorating and unable to adequately support the city.

“Until it’s fixed, it means we don’t have reliable piped water at scale,” Governor Tate Reeves of Mississippi said during an emergency briefing Monday night.

“It means the city can’t produce enough water to fight fires, reliably flush toilets, and meet other critical needs.”

As a result, schools and businesses have closed and it is unclear when officials will be able to resolve the issue.

The water shortage is likely to last for the next several days,” city officials said in a statement Monday before the system went down Tuesday.

Roomies, what do you think of this?

Jackson, MS residents’ Twitter post in the midst of the water crisis: “Our mayor thinks he’s Drake” appeared first on The Shade Room.

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