Governor on backwater flooding: ‘We’ve got a disaster that’s going on three months’

Published 11:04 am Monday, July 15, 2019

Gov. Phil Bryant toured the Yazoo Backwater Area Sunday afternoon to get a closer look at the problems at Eagle Lake and the rest of the flooded areas.

Bryant, who had previously toured the area by air, said after his tour “it is still shocking to see the sheer amount of water that we’ve got.

“It’s been here since February, and most of these houses have been under water since May.”

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Part of the visit, he said, was to get more information for a Weather Channel program on the flooding here.

“Part of the frustration is no one seems to know the challenges that we have here,” Bryant said, “We’ve got a disaster that’s going on three months here in Warren County and the Backwater.”