Mississippi’s Historic Floods Are Forcing Hundreds to Flee Their Homes

Mississippi’s Pearl River reached 36.7 feet Monday, its third-highest level ever. More than 500 people across the state evacuated their homes after police went door-to-door. Gov. Tate Reeves also begged residents to “get out while you can” and declared a state of emergency Saturday.

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Mississippi floodwaters forecast to recede

The swollen Pearl River appears to have crested in Mississippi’s capital of Jackson at just under 37 feet, but Gov. Tate Reeves warned the hundreds of evacuees not to rush back home until they get the all clear. (Feb. 18)

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Republican wins competitive Mississippi gov. race

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has been elected Governor of Mississippi. He defeated fourth-term Attorney General Jim Hood in the hardest-fought Mississippi governor’s race since 2003. (Nov. 6)

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