News

Mississippi senator asks Trump for pumps to ease flooding

JACKSON, Miss. - One of Mississippi’s U.S. senators wants President Donald Trump to order temporary pumps to remove floodwaters from part of the state that’s been underwater for four months.

U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith made the request Wednesday in a letter to Trump, noting the federal government sent temporary pumps to remove water from New Orleans after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina.

Flooding is again worsening in parts of Mississippi’s Delta region after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed a floodgate north of Vicksburg on Friday. The gate protects areas from even worse inundation by the swollen Mississippi River. But water inside levees has nowhere to go, because a planned pumping station was vetoed as harmful to the region’s wetlands.
Read more on Toronto Star
News Topics :
RELATED STORIES :
World
VALLEY PARK, Miss. A Democratic congressman who represents the Mississippi Delta reiterated his support Friday for a flood control and drainage project that the Trump administration says it might...
World
PASCAGOULA, Miss. People and pets are being warned to stay out of the water along the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast as toxic bacteria continue spreading eastward. The Mississippi Department...
World
JACKSON, Miss. Mississippi’s governor wants the federal government to declare a fisheries disaster as freshwater from a Mississippi River spillway gushes into what’s normally a partly salty estuary, killing...
World
Mississippi authorities say the fire that burned most of an historic black church was arson. Vote Trump was spray painted on the building. An $11, 000 U.S. reward is offered...
Top Stories
JACKSON, MISS.—U.S. Rep John Lewis announced Thursday that he won’t speak at the opening of Mississippi civil rights and history museums, saying it’s an “insult” that U.S. President Donald Trump...